After successfully finishing the course you are able to:
- select a relevant environmental quality assessment systems based on biological data for a given real-life case from nature and environmental management.
- interpret the outcome of an environmental assessment system based on biological data for a given real-life case from nature and environmental management.
- formulate adequate measures that can enhance or conserve biological quality in different types of systems threatened by anthropogenic activities.
- argue in depth how specific ecological feedback mechanisms enhance or decrease the effectiveness of measures applied in nature and environmental management.
The course deals with anthropogenic effects on ecosystems as well as measures to improve environmental and ecological quality. Different restoration measures as well as measures aiming at reducing the anthropogenic impact on specific ecosystems will be discussed. After this course you will oversee the gamut of measures available to enhance or conserve biological quality in terrestrial and aquatic systems. In addition, several biological and environmental quality assessments will be studied.