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, while still 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

MSc in Biology (University of Copenhagen, 2004).  Project manager at a University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland working on government and EU funded projects. Worked for various NGOs on forest protection and sustainable development in Thailand and Indonesia (2007 and 2010). Taught biology in upper secondary school and was involved in a program for sustainability education (2010-2013). With DIS since 2014.