The Master's programme in Biology with a specialization in Global Change Biology helps you to acquire a thorough insight into the complex causes and consequences of global change. You will learn how climate change, global alterations of land use, disrupted water- and biogeochemical cycles, pollution, biological invasions and loss of biodiversity are threatening the viability of our planet, for us humans, and many organisms in natural ecosystems. During the preparation of your Master's thesis, you will be exposed to high-level research environments in the department. Through interactions with professors, Ph.D. students, and staff members, you will develop the skills and competence required to research the phenomenon of global change and to help mitigate its effects.
You will strengthen your insights by attending the following key courses:
- Laboratory skills for global change biologists
- Global change physiology
- Evolutionary responses to global change
- Terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystem functioning
- Ecosystem-based adaptation to global change
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