Dynamics of marine biodiversity and conservation

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

ECTS
6

CONSERVATION
ENVIRONMENT

Impact assessment, mitigation and conservation
University Pierre and Marie Curie - Paris 6

Synopsis

This class is devoted to understand changes in Biodiversity and how to act to restore and preserve biodiversity

Content

Metrics for Biodiversity
Scales for Biodiversity
Functional Biodiversity
Conservation related to Biodiversity

Pre-requisites

None

Aims

The objective is to get a comprehensive approach for Biodiversity and its conservation.

Objectives

Understand and be able to apply the different methods used to measure marine biodiversity at different levels (within species, between species, functional diversity)
understand the relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning;
assess the impact of human disturbances (climate change, fisheries, alien species) on the distribution and the dynamics of marine biodiversity

Key skills acquired

Measures of Biodiversity and functional Biodiversity
Assessing changes in Biodiversity related to Human induced disturbances
Taking measures for the Conservation of Biodiversity

Bibliography

Magurran, A.E. 2008. Ecological Diversity and its measurement. Springer Verlag.

Assessment

50% Written exam, 50% practical assignment evaluation

Involved teachers

Eric Thiebaut, Ann Andersen

Contact hours

lectures
20

practicals
40

seminars
6

computerclass
25

fieldwork
14

other
0