Conservation de la biodiversité

lboe2120  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

Conservation de la biodiversité
4.00 credits
36.0 h + 12.0 h
Main themes
The course addresses conservation biology, the branch of science that aims to provide the scientific foundations necessary for the conservation of biodiversity and its daily practice such as the management of natural environments and threatened populations. The course favors a multi-disciplinary approach integrating biology (ecology, biogeography, genetics) with political and socio-economic reflection.
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Through this course, students will gain a comprehensive view of the current biodiversity crisis, its causes, consequences and possible ways to limit it.
The course begins by defining the levels of biodiversity, its spatiotemporal variations and its current state.
The peculiarity of the current extinction crisis is determined relative to the extinctions of the past.
Then the various threats to biodiversity, caused by the human impacts on the environment, are detailed, with the associated risks to biodiversity and humanity.
Follows an overview of approaches to conservation and management of territories and threatened species.
Teaching methods
Lecture in audience for the theoretical part.
The practical work consists of an excursion to the Bois de Lauzelle, a small group presentation on a subject of your choice in the theme described at the start of the course, the viewing of a film and one or more seminars by guest speakers.
The student is encouraged to interact with all these activities.
In the event that health regulations do not allow full face-to-face teaching, the course will be broadcast live via Microsoft Teams, either for all students or for a part (while the other part follows the face-to-face course).
The course will be as interactive as possible with the possibility for each student to ask their questions live.
Evaluation methods
Oral examination on the content of the course, on the basis of questions chosen at random by the student. There will be a 10-minute preparation time, followed by a 10-minute discussion.
If the health rules require that the exam be organized remotely, it will be done by Microsoft Teams, and the preparation time will be eliminated.
Online resources
The slides presented during the course are on Moodle.
If the health rules require that certain courses be given live with Microsoft Teams, these will be recorded and made available to students.
Teaching materials
  • Les visuels du cours et les articles complémentaires se trouvent sur le sit Moodle du cours.
Faculty or entity

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