In the future, you will have positions of responsibility in various fields. Beyond the development of professional projects, accounting for environmental issues strongly affects the way projects are considered, whether they are territorial, industrial or financial. These issues are transversal, integrating them is therefore becoming essential. Ecology is part of this transversality. By mastering the concepts and tools related to this subject, you will work more efficiently with environmental players whether they are nature protectors, natural park managers, local authorities or specialised research departments, in France as well as abroad. This ecology module will provide you with the fundamental ideas by focusing on land use planning and sustainable development applications for natural parks and urban areas.
The first two sessions will concern the epistemological context and theoretical knowledge and methodology of the subject. The third and fourth sessions will consist in a review of the theoretical and methodological elements studied during previous sessions in order to apply them to the biodiversity management issue in an urban environment: environmental risks and impacts.
The following session will include a trip to Fontainebleau (French départment 77) where you will be able to "feel" biodiversity and its complexity and understand its spatial and temporal structure according to an anthropisation gradient.
The last three sessions will be centred around the impacts of global change on biodiversity dynamics. The key points of a patrimonial strategy will be identified based on these elements. Environmental policies, environmental protection framework laws as well as implementation examples at European, national and regional levels will be analysed.
Last Modification : Wednesday 2 November 2011