Cranfield University’s Centre for Environmental Risks and Futures has launched a new short course designed to help government, industry and academics assess ecosystems in UK.

Accredited university launches new short course

The National Ecosystem Assessment has spearheaded a new era of scientific interest in how Britain’s landscape and its ecological systems are managed. A new course from Cranfield University’s Centre for Environmental Risks and Futures comes in response to that growing interest.

Dr Humberto Perotto-Baldivieso, lead for the Landscape Ecology short course, said:  “How we use the land is changing – this means that more farms, roads, houses and waste sites are necessary. What we really need now is to find innovative ways to monitor the quality of our landscape, while using our resources sustainably to ensure that these changes have as little impact on ecosystems as possible.

“We are extremely excited to introduce our new CPD short course in Landscape Ecology, which offers a powerful toolbox to help delegates manage the challenges that lie ahead in maintaining landscape integrity.”

The course is designed to teach students how to discuss the importance of scale in ecological processes, select the appropriate quantitative methods to test spatial hypotheses, inform monitoring programmes and interpret the findings in the context of conservation priorities and conservation law.

For more information, please contact Dr Humberto Perotto-Baldivieso.


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