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From the Ground Up: Managing and Preserving Our Terrestrial EcosystemsAdd to learning list

Course

Self-paced e-learning

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Offered by

SDG Academy

Course details

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Length
9 weeks
Effort
2-4 hours per week
Level
Intermediate
Language
English
Venue
Online
Certificate
No
Price
Free

Course summary

This course explores various types of ecosystems and the communities that rely on them, focusing on how terrestrial ecosystems can be used sustainably for generations to come.

Topics

Sustainable Development Goals
Life on land

About this course

Humans rely on forest ecosystems for crucial resources like water and timber. However, human use of forests has long been unsustainable, threatening ecosystems with species extinction and long-term environmental shifts as a result of climate change. This course focuses on the science behind the determined capacities of different ecosystems, including studies on desertification and extinction. In addition to providing a scientific background on ecosystems, this course presents perspectives from communities who rely on specific ecosystems and how responsible use of natural systems is necessary for the future.

Transcript available in: English

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Target audience

Undergraduate and graduate students in environmental fields, practitioners in forestry and conservation, and sustainable development practitioners.

Learning objectives

To gain a scientific and human understanding of ecosystems and their importance.

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