Specialisation Ecology

This specialisation focuses on ecological systems.

What will you learn?

The main theme in the Ecology specialisation is the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in changing terrestrial and marine environments. Field research, molecular techniques, modelling and quantitative analysis of large datasets form an integral part of this specialisation. Check the Study Handbook to see the courses of this specialisation and the chair groups at which you can do your thesis.

Thesis examples

  • Hunting tactics of Peregrines and other falcons
  • Mechanisms of small scale foraging by large herbivores
  • How does the melting of permafrost affect tree seedling establishment in subarctic peatlands?