Do you want to work with nature conservation in the forest?

Last changed: 16 February 2024

Animal and plant species and their habitats continue to decline worldwide. With in-depth knowledge in conservation biology, you can contribute to the work needed to reverse the trend. Study Forest Conservation Biology.

Do you want to work with nature conservation at a forest company, authority, NGO, as a researcher or internationally? Then you should really apply for the course Forest Conservation Biology.

Put your knowledge into a deeper context

At the course you will put your knowledge of ecology from previous courses (at SLU or any other university) into a larger context. You will get in-depth theoretical knowledge about conservation biology from SLU's teachers. You will also learn from professionals who work with forest and nature conservation.

Nature conservation, production, social values...

The aim is that you shall learn the theoretical background of conservation biology, how nature conservation can be combined with production and social values, about national and international laws and other legal instruments and the roles of different actors, and how to interpret and discuss scientific literature.

The course is an off-campus-course, we will meet at one occasion for excursions in either Uppsala. You´ll meet conservation researchers from Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.


Erik Öckinger, Researcher
Department of Ecology, SLU 
+46 (0)18-672303