The National Ecosystem Assessment has spearheaded a new era of scientific interest in how we manage Britain’s landscape and the ecological systems within it. In response, Cranfield University’s Centre for Environmental Risks and Futures have launched a new short course designed to help government, industry and academics assess and monitor ecosystems in the UK and worldwide.
Dr Humberto Perotto-Baldivieso, lead for the Introduction to Landscape Ecology short course, says:
“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 whilst 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 an introduction to a powerful toolbox to help delegates manage the challenges that lie ahead in maintaining landscape integrity and function.”
The first course will run on the 9th and 10th of July, and students completing the course will be able to:
- explain the key elements of a landscape
- discuss the importance of scale in ecological processes
- Understand the relationships between patterns and process.