The student will be able to:
Level 300: specialisation
With over half of the world’s population now living in cities, cities have assumed a critical role in shaping local, regional, and global ecologies. Urban areas have an inherent ecological nature with cities and the built environment as ecosystems. This course focuses on ecological theories examining urban sites as interaction hot spots between species, humans, the biophysical environment and the surrounding natural ecosystems. We will use our campus and Amsterdam as a “living laboratory” in which students will apply these theories to field observation, case studies, and landscape perspective.
The first part of the course consists of lectures about the theory underlying Urban Ecology. In the second part of the course the students will perform (field) experiments in and around Amsterdam.
Written exam about the theory (50%)
Presentation and/or written report about the experimental work (50%)
Mandatory reading: The Biology of Urban Environment, Philip James
Keuzecursus voor tweedejaars BSc Biologie.
|Language of Tuition||Dutch|
|Faculty||Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen|
|Course Coordinator||dr. Z.V. Zizzari|
|Examiner||dr. W.H. Halfwerk|
|Teaching Staff||dr. W.H. Halfwerk
prof. dr. M.A.P.A. Aerts
dr. Z.V. Zizzari