/1 6AE123 Boreal conservation and management Learning outcomes A candidate with fulfilled qualifications will have the following learning outcome:Knowledge:The candidate has in-depth knowledge of conservation biology. Specifically, the estimation and importance of biodiversity has knowledge of the major threats to biodiversity has knowledge of protection of biodiversity and sustainable development. has knowledge of how to design and carry out a simple field based study to investigate biodiversity in an area. has knowledge of how humans value natural resources whether for harvesting, conservation or other management issues has knowledge of how sustainable management can contribute to conservation Skills:The candidate can read and understand scientific literature dealing with conservation biology and critically evaluate and discuss the results in written and oral form. can synthesize and present a conservation biology article/topic in public. understand the challenges of designing and carry out a simple field based study to investigate biodiversity in an area. General competence:The candidate can work independently and in a team on written and oral presentations can read scientific literature and critically evaluate and discuss the results in written and oral form knows how to synthesize and present a scientific article/topic in Public and evaluate the prosess of Research planning, field work, and Reporting Course content Conservation biology Sustainable management Levels of biodiversity, different values of biodiversity Threats to biodiversity: habitat change, pollution and climate change, overexploitation, invasive species, extinctions Mitigation of threats: habitat restoration/improvement, rewilding, in situ/ ex-situ Conservation, protected areas Use of biodiversity: harvesting, ecosystem services, management systems Sustainable development Teaching and working methods Teaching though a mix of lectures, field work, student presentations and report writing Coursework requirements Oral presentation Examination written report (40% of final grade) oral exam (60% of final grade) Grading according to ECTS-system on scale A-E for passed and F for failed. Both exams must be passed in order to pass the course.