Official master's degree in Terrestrial Ecology and Biodiversity Management

Ecosystems and their biodiversity can only be managed and preserved when they can be adequately measured and interpreted. Would you like to form part of this challenge?

Content Official Master's Degree in Terrestrial Ecology and Biodiversity Management

Ideal student profile

Students interested in the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems and options for mitigating their deterioration in a context of global environmental change, and those interested in the management and conservation of natural marine and terrestrial resources (flora and fauna).

Basic skills

  • Use acquired knowledge as a basis for originality in the application of ideas, often in a research context.
  • Solve problems in new or little-known situations within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the field of study.
  • Integrate knowledge and use it to make judgements in complex situations, with incomplete information, while keeping in mind social and ethical responsibilities.
  • Communicate and justify conclusions clearly and unambiguously to both specialised and non-specialised audiences.
  • Continue the learning process, to a large extent autonomously

Specific skills

  • Sample, handle, identify and characterise animal, plant and fungal samples, by tissues, individuals, communities, populations and landscapes.
  • Evaluate and analyse the diversity of animal, plant and fungal organisms from an evolutionary and functional perspective, and their interactions with the medium.
  • Use advanced modelling and statistical tools in the field of terrestrial ecology and conservation of biodiversity.
  • Understand and apply the most cutting-edge and influential theories in terrestrial ecology and conservation of biodiversity, and assess their importance for mitigating the main environmental problems caused by human activity.
  • Deal with the theory and practice of sustainable management and use of biodiversity and of terrestrial and aquatic biotic resources.
  • Know and correctly apply the basic theoretical concepts and the main tools of spatial ecology.
  • Autonomously plan, design and carry out original technical or research work in the field of environmental biology.

Cross-curricular skills

  • Seek out information in the scientific literature using appropriate channels, and use this information to formulate and contextualise a project.
  • Apply research methodology, techniques and specific resources to solve problems and produce innovative results in a particular area of specialisation.
  • Critically assess the strong and weak points of a study.
  • Organise, plan and manage projects related to the area of study. Organise, plan and manage projects related to the area of study.
  • Communicate, give presentations and write articles in English.