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INSULAR ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION

Postgraduate course of 15 hours

The course consist on five informatics laboratories implemented under the ecological simulation program Ecobeaker. This software is a tool for teaching basic ecological concepts using a spatially-explicit framework. One of the more popular laboratories, the Galapagos finch, reproduce the research of Peter and Rosemary Grant, whose results were explained in the Jonathan Weiner book “The beak of the finch”.

 

CONSERVATION BIOLOGY

Postgraduate course of 30 hours

Conservation biology is a discipline of science applied, developed initially in the 80’ decade as a response to the sense of urgency in dealing with imminent catastrophic loss of biodiversity. Is a integrative discipline, close related with the ecology, the biogeography, the genetic and the social sciences, whose results are useful to management of conservation nature, planning, recovery of endangered species and protected areas management.

BIODIVERSITY ANALYSIS WITH ATLANTIS

ANALISIS DE BIODIVERSIDAD CON ATLANTIS

Postgraduate course of 20 hours

Atlantis is a software of biogeography designed to help at managers to take conservation decisions in the fields of planning of protected areas, recovery of species, and environmental impact assessment. Has been developed by the Canary Government as a Basic tools to its technical employees, but has been also exported to other Island like Archipelagos of Azores, Madeira and Cabo Verde. The basic principles of Atlantis software are related with the theory and practise of the biogeographical analysis.

 

  

 

 

 

Tenerife, Canary Islands, SPAIN
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