Education of the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Group

The Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Group is involved in teaching several courses as shown below. Additionally you can do an internship or thesis at our department.

Visit the Study Handbook website for more detailed information on the courses provided by our Group, or select one of the courses from the course overview.

For specific information about a thesis, internship or research practice at WEC, please see our Brightspace page.

As a student you should enrol yourself to this discoverable 'course' in Brightspace (i.e. the Brightspace course: Thesis and Internships Wildlife Ecology and Conservation). See instructions here.

Looking for a thesis or internship? Until all teaching moves back to campus, WEC colloquia are online-only. You are more than welcome to join the presentations of your fellow students, which will give you a great insight in projects at our group!

Every monday 15:00 - 17:00

Online student colloquia & meet our staff.

All research and education at the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Group is conducted in accordance with the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Scientific Practice.

Course Overview

PhD Education

General

Capita Selecta: Student Safari

Since 2010, university field courses named ‘Student Safaris’ are organised on a yearly basis, where enthusiastic and motivated students explore the wildlife and nature of Southern Africa. Students are invited to explore diverse ecosystems, encounter endemic wildlife species, and learn more about nature conservation on site. Two field courses (Capita selecta, 3 ECTS) will start in 2022:

  • 3 July until 23 July 2022 
  • 1 August until 21 August 2022

Meet like-minded students and make a difference to nature, by gaining knowledge on conservation while being in the field. For more information on this once in a lifetime experience, you can send an e-mail to studentsafaris@gmail.com.

For more information, you are very welcome to visit the info meeting: Monday 4 April 2022 12:45-13:45, Utrecht University, Bolognelaan 101, room BOL 1.204, Uithof, Utrecht. Please contact studentsafaris@gmail.com if you wish to attend online. For more info see also: http://www.twana.nl/en.

 

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Student Awards

Students of our group are eligible for receiving the following two awards:

  1. The Alfred Russel Wallace Award - this award will be bestowed once per year for the best Master's thesis. Only master's students fully or partially supervised by the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Group are eligible, under the condition that they have handed in their thesis (final version).
  2. The Willem Barentsz Award - this award will be bestowed once per year for the best field work leading to a Master's thesis. Only master's students fully or partially supervised by the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Group are eligible, under the condition that they have handed in their thesis (final version).
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