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

Last changed: 09 March 2021
Women looking at a reaaly old tree.

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.

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 so you can sit by your own computer, but if you have the opportunity to visit Umeå or Uppsala, you can meet teachers and students in real life. Everyone will meet at one occasion for excursions in either Uppsala or Umeå.


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