Management of ecological habitat and species conservation

lbirf2106a  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

Management of ecological habitat and species conservation
4.00 credits
22.5 h + 22.5 h
Basic notions in ecology and population ecology; phytosociology
Main themes
Population dynamics in heterogeneous landscapes, spatial distribution of habitats and species, assessment of species conservation status at landscape or regional scale, evaluation of habitat suitability for particular species, biodiversity monitoring schemes, identification of key elements within a landscape for species survival and reproduction, threats and solutions in biodiversity conservation from the population to the landscape levels, techniques in restoration and management of natural and semi-natural biotopes, hunting and game management practices, game biology and management, monitoring techniques of game populations, analysis of the habitat used by red deer and equilibrium between game populations and forests.
Lectures established in the form of interconnected modules based on theoretical courses with field trips (4 days) and several seminars on applied themes (invited speakers). Theoretical background and applications. Vegetation analysis and surveys, indicator species, conservation. Biodiversity monitoring:. sampling design and data collection. Evaluation of conservation status for species and biotopes.Management and conservation of natural and semi-natural biotopes. Techniques of restoration and management applied to open biotopes. Managing and restoring ecological networks: Natura 2000 network in Wallonia. Field surveys.
Teaching methods
Support : Slides of lectures and seminars in English or French available via the Moodle website. Teaching team: 2 teachers and several invited speakers for seminars.
Evaluation methods
Written exam (Moodle and reports on plant surveys in the field) on theoretical courses and applied seminars, and field trips
Other information
This course can be given in English.
Online resources
Support(s) de cours obligatoires
Syllabus d'analyse de la végétation
Diapositives du cours en ligne sur Moodle
Supports de cours facultatifs
Livres de référence sur l'analyse de la végétation et la gestion des milieux et des espèces
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Environmental Bioengineering