Biological Conservation and BiodiversitySemester Course

Biological Conservation and Biodiversity, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
Biology, Environmental Science, Sustainability
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Understanding the basic principles of conservation is important in helping us approach the ecological challenges of the 21st century. This course explores the balance between studying and conserving natural resources, and using them to their fullest. Moreover, this course is built around examples from research projects in Northern Europe and the Arctic. Other topics include the biology, culture, economics, and politics behind conservation policy on a global scale, as well as interactions with NGOs, the EU, and the Red List.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Environmental Studies


Inger Kærgaard

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Inger Kærgaard, MSc, biology (University of Copenhagen, 2004), focused on sustainability and conservation biology. Project manager at University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland. Worked for various NGOs on forest protection and sustainable development in Thailand and Indonesia (2007 and 2010). Taught biology in an upper secondary school in Denmark and was also involved in an education program for sustainability education (2010-2013). Organized two photo exhibitions on forest issues. The exhibitions, supported by Danida, were based on qualitative research, which Inger carried out in South East Asia (2009 and 2012). Inger's current work focuses on urban bat ecology - as a bat consultant for Copenhagen Municipality and, since spring 2021, with her own research project on bats in Copenhagen. With DIS since 2014.