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Conservation Biology

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What is the objective of the course? What is it?
What does it train you for?

The Master Degree program in Conservation Biology has been designed to educate professionals who are able to face today's challenges in the continuous and dangerous environmental crises caused by an incorrect biota management. The program offers a multidisciplinary approach aiming to teach planning and methods to design projects for a sustainable management of species and biocenoses. This has become an undelayable need, today viewed as a prevention measure to preserve human health. A conservation biologist should be able to protect, save and restore the biota component of ecosystems by adopting a bottom-up approach, analysing all aspects ranging from the organism to its responses to environmental pressures. A conservation biologist is a specialized professional, especially in terrestrial habitats, who integrates field sampling techniques with lab biological analyses, using the most advanced technologies, all in line with the most updated legal and economic regulations, as indicated by the EU with the European new Green Deal.

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What do you learn?

  • ¬†Conservation biology of plants, invertebrates and vertebrates.
  • ¬†Evolution and conservation
  • Animal behaviour and conservation
  • Conservation and management of flora and fauna
  • Conservation physiology
  • Molecular methods in conservation
  • GIS applied to conservation
  • Environmental law
  • Environmental economics and the European Green Deal
  • Environmental awareness and Citizen Science

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What can you do with it?

  • Public and private research centres
  • Public and private parks and natural reserves
  • Enterprises for the promotion of plant and animal resources
  • Consultancy activity for designing European, national and local projects
  • Consultancy activity to farms for integrating sustainability and/or organic agriculture and breeding livestock
  • Consultancy support activity for studies of anthropic effects on flora and fauna
  • Consultancy and interpreting activity to botanical and zoological gardens and natural history museums
  • Consultancy activity for environmental education to elementary, middle and high schools
  • Professional activity of science communication
  • The conservation biology graduate may also register with the National Board of Biologists after passing the relative national exam