Course unit title Landscape Ecology
Name and e-mail of the lecturer

Assoc. Prof. Galin Petrov, PhD

Course code 1998194
Learning activities and teaching methods Lectures, discussions, individual and group assignments
Contact hours 15
Course content ( maximum 700 characters)

Landscape ecology is the science of studying and improving relationships between ecological processes in the environment and particular ecosystems. This is done within a variety of landscape scales, development spatial patterns.

Landscape ecology is a bridge between basic and applied ecology, between ecosystemic (non-spatial) and landscape (spatial) patterns and processes. The common denominator is the spatial dimension of the processes and their importance for other spatial and non-spatial processes and the neighboring characters are one of the relevant foci of landscape ecology.

Emerging processes and patterns occupy the central part of the subject. Landscape dynamic, management and nature conservation at landscape scale are special core of the course. The description of new theories is included.

Assessment method Individual assignment: Power Point Presentation and Report