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Approx. 10 hours to complete

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

WOMEN IN ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY

1 video (Total 3 min), 4 readings
1 video
4 readings
Organization of the course and evaluation10m
About the certificate10m
FAQ - General topics10m
FAQs - Assessments and Certificate10m
2 hours to complete

BIODIVERSITY

15 videos (Total 116 min), 1 quiz
15 videos
What is biodiversity? (Part I)7m
What is biodiversity? (Part II)8m
Citizen science as a tool to study biodiversity5m
Opening the door to the plant world6m
Why are flowers so important?10m
Plants: how can we study them?11m
Interview to Núria Gaju Ricart4m
Interview to Sandra Lavorel5m
Opening the door to the animal's world10m
What do I see when I snorkel?4m
The invisible world under the sea6m
Why are insects so important?11m
Vertebrates: how can we study them?9m
Interview to Morgane Tidière8m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 1
Week
2
2 hours to complete

ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMANS

9 videos (Total 92 min), 1 quiz
9 videos
Discovering freshwater ecosystems11m
Going deep into marine ecosystems7m
What do we know about forests?11m
Global change: Changing the Earth15m
Climate change and its effects on Human Health7m
How can we stop global change? (Part I)10m
How can we stop global change? (Part II)10m
Interview to Sandra Brucet Balmaña6m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 2
Week
3
2 hours to complete

HUMAN HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT

11 videos (Total 103 min), 1 quiz
11 videos
A major health problem: Pollen and allergies11m
Could humans live without bacteria?6m
Ethnobotany: relations between humans and plants9m
Benefits of nature on human health and well-being5m
Nutrition and contaminants in the food chain11m
Agriculture and soils in the contemporary world12m
Sustainable Agriculture7m
Genetic Improvements in Agriculture11m
Insights of the sustainable fisheries10m
Interview to Rosa Maria Poch8m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 3
Week
4
2 hours to complete

STRATEGIES FOR THE CONSERVATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT

10 videos (Total 85 min), 1 quiz
10 videos
Culture of peace and sustainability14m
The key for the future: environmental education12m
What are ecosystem services?6m
The Red List of threatened species5m
The role of zoos in conservation biology9m
Past, present and future in marine conservation8m
Stories about consevation of big mammals (I)8m
Stories about consevation of big mammals (II)9m
Closure3m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 4

Instructors

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Gemma Armengol Rosell

Professor
Animal Biology, Plant Biology and Ecology (BABVE)
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Mariona Ferrandiz Rovira

Postdoctoral researcher
Animal Biology, Plant Biology and Ecology (BABVE)
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Mercè Llugany Ollé

Titular professor
Plant Physiology
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Anna Soler Membrives

Professor
Zoology Unit / Animal Biology, Plant Biology and Ecology (BABVE)
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Andrea Vidal Durà

Postdoctoral researcher
Animal Biology, Plant Biology and Ecology (BABVE)
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Sandra Saura Mas

Professor
Animal Biology, Plant Biology and Ecology (BABVE)

About Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is a public university located in the metropolitan area of Barcelona. International in its outlook, it is fully consolidated within its local surroundings, and offers quality education in close association with research activity, the transfer of scientific, technological, cultural and educational knowledge, the promotion of its human potential and the responsible management of available resources. The UAB currently offers 81 degrees, 130 official Master Programmes and 183 UAB-specific Masters Degrees. In addition, it offers 174 lifelong learning programmes and 65 PhD Programmes, 27 of which have been distinguished through Quality Awards. The UAB has a total of over 3,500 teaching and research staff, over 2,000 administrative staff and over 40,000 students....

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