European biodiversity is characterized by great variation in habitats that is dynamic and constantly evolving in response to changes. Such changes happen gradually on a long time scale but with the impact of humans, changes can occur much more rapidly. Today, Europe has highly fragmented biodiversity with a high rate of species loss.
This course focuses on the diversity of European habitats; from the glaciers in the Pyrenees to the lush broad-leaved forests in the lowlands – from freezing Arctic waters to subtropical Mediterranean seas. We conduct case studies on ecosystems in Denmark and Andorra and learn skills within species identification, ecosystem characterization, biodiversity loss, and conservation.
This course includes a course-integrated Study Tour within Denmark! Read more about Study Tours.