The courses offered by ECOS are arena courses in which the students disseminate the relationship between ecology and society. We also offer courses in economics for students with an ecology background, as well as courses in ecology for students with an economic background.
Natural resource economics for non-economics
I) Basic microeconomics. 2 ETCS. September 17-19, Lecturer: Professor Bengt Kriström, Department of Forest Economics, SLU and CERE. Application deadline: August 10th, 2018.
II) Natural resource economics. 2 ETCS. October 1-3, Lecturer: PhD student Brian Danley, Department of Forest Economics, SLU and CERE. Application deadline: August 24th, 2018.
III) Economic policy instruments. 2 ETCS. October 22-24, Lecturer: Associate Senior Lecturer Chandra Kiran Krishnamurthy, Department of Forest Economics and CERE. Application deadline: September 7th, 2018.
Global perspectives on adaptive wildlife management
PhD Course, 7,5 ETCS
Purpose: To provide students with a broader, multidisciplinary, understanding of adaptive and sustainable wildlife management in northern and southern hemisphere systems. The main underlying objective is to train the students' critical, analytical and out-of-the-box thinking. As a result, they should be better adapted to solving the world's future wildlife management issues.
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Ecology for non-ecologists
Basic course in ecology for multidisciplinary PhD students with a background in other disciplines. The course covers three main topics:
1) Populations, communities and ecosystems (1.5 ECTS),
2) Resources, competition and predation (1.5 ECTS), and
3) conservation ecology (2 ECTS)
All in an intensive week in Umeå (26-30 November 2018), self-study and the presentation of findings in a final symposium in Umeå (18-19 December 2018).
Deadline for application; October 15th, 2018.