Study programme 2020-2021Français
Management of Natural Areas
Programme component of Master's in Biology of Organisms and Ecology : Research Focus à la Faculty of Science

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
US-M2-BIOEFA-008-MOptional UEBARBIER YvanS869 - Zoologie
  • BARBIER Yvan

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français15000022.002nd term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
S-BIOG-102Management of Natural Areas150000Q2100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Skill 2: Have acquired professional skills in relation to the objective defining the degree.
    • Specialise in at least one sub-domain of the biology of organisms and ecology.

Learning Outcomes of UE

At the end of the instruction, the students will be able to:

1) To be aware that nature conservation is of philosophical and political choices.
2) Identifying and knowing the main causes of biodiversity loss
3) Knowing the main techniques used to preserve or restore natural and semi-natural areas; knowing when and how to apply them.
4) Knowing the main aspects of the belgian and european legislation in regards to nature preservation (spirit of the law and main legislation).

Content of UE

The lecture is devoted to the study of legal constraints and management techniques that can be applied to protected area in Europe and Belgium. The key themes discussed during the lectures are:
a) the main threats to biodiversity; 
b) the legal framework that applies to nature conservation;
c) the theorical foundations dealing with nature conservation (island biogeography, metapopulations,..)
d) the main semi-natural area that can be found in Belgium
e) the main techniques that are used for the management of natural habitats

Prior Experience

Good knowledge of european flora and fauna; good knowledge of ecosystems  (soil, vegetation, recolonisation, etc.)

Type of Assessment for UE in Q2

  • N/A

Q2 UE Assessment Comments

Not applicable

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Oral examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

Not applicable

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Conférences

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Face to face

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
S-BIOG-102Slides of the lessons are available on a dedicated extranet

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
S-BIOG-102Feremans, N. 2004. Gestion de l'espace rural, nature et paysages en Wallonie, Etude et documents CPDT 5. Ministère de la Région Wallonne. 193p.
Hanski, I. 1999. Metapopulation Ecology. Oxford University Press, 328 pp.
Schtickzelle, N., J. Choutt, P. Goffart, V. Fichfait & M. Baguette. 2005. Metapopulation dynamics and conservation of the marsh fritillary butterfly: Population viability analysis and management options for a critically endangered species in Western Europe. Biological Conservation 126 (2005) 569-581.
Terrasson, F. 2007. La peur de la nature: Au plus profond de notre inconscient, les vraies causes de la destruction de la nature. Editions "Sang de la terre", 270 pp.

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
S-BIOG-102Not applicable

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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