GWS 2016

Community Ecology Graduate Workshop

Forest

The priority of nature conservation is to maintain and restore species and natural habitats of community interest.

The aim of this workshop is to provide a broad overview over the basics of plant population, vegetation and ecosystem ecology essential to interpret the European Habitat Manual.

The  workshop combines lectures, practical and excursions. The most important families of the European flora will be presented, and participants will learn how to use dichotomous keys. The most important habitat types of Switzerland will be described in the field. We will discuss biodiversity patterns and ecological processes, and their implication in a context of local-to-global environmental changes.

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