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Current Problems in Conservation Biology

  • Teacher(s):   C.Wedekind  
  • Course given in: English
  • ECTS Credits: 3 credits
  • Schedule: Spring Semester 2018-2019, 2.0h. course (weekly average)
  •  séances
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Objectives

Introduction into
- some important problems of conservation biology
- funding opportunities for conservation projects
- the planning, writing, and reviewing of grant proposals in the context of the course
Own ideas shall be developed, presented and discussed in class.

Contents

Some current research topics within the field of conservation biology will be further introduced in lectures, possibly guest lectures, and discussions in class. Each student then develops an own idea of a research project within these topics. After an introduction into funding agencies and the planning and writing of grant proposals, each student (or groups of two) write(s) an own proposal and present(s) it to the class. The proposals of colleagues will then be peer-reviewed after an introduction into peer-reviewing of grant proposals.

Pre-requisites

Schedule details : http://ecoledebiologie.cms.unil.ch/eb-bec/files/live/sites/ecoledebiologie/files/shared/_Master/Programme%20d'%c3%a9tudes/Horaires/MSc%20BEC-BEE%20P19.pdf Course not open to Modibilty Students

Evaluation

First attempt

Exam:
Without exam (cf. terms)  
Evaluation:

- Own grant proposal:
originality (20%)
literature work (20%)
written presentation (20%)
oral presentation (20%)
- Peer review (20%)
- Revision, participation in class (rounding)

Retake

Exam:
Without exam (cf. terms)  
Evaluation:


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