Elements of scientific ecology


This class aims to examine current environmental changes from an ecological perspective: causes and impacts of those changes on the functioning of ecosystems. The topics covered will include biodiversity erosion; destruction/fragmentation of natural habitats; climate change and its consequences on the environment; change in the water cycle; overexploitation of living resources; current changes in the functioning of ecosystems and ecosystem services.

Recommended Prerequisite(s)

There are no particular prerequisites for this class.

Educational formula

The class will alternate between discussions / debates around specific questions related to the themes addressed, short phases of exchanges in groups of two or three, and phases of synthesis.

In brief

Year Fourth year

Teaching languageFrench

Teaching term Six-monthly

ECTS credits 3.0

Number of hours 18.0

Teaching activityLecture course

ValidationFinal written examination

Mandatory teaching