832321 BOKU International wildlife lectures

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Brackhane, Sebastian , Windt, Jendrik , Kunz, Florian
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


Protected Area Management using QGIS

This course introduces into basic concepts of protected area management and planning using the freely available Geographic Information System QGIS.

The student operates as a fictional nature park manager and develops a management plan for a specific nature park in Austria or Germany. During the course, students will develop maps that will form the basis of the management plan, including an overview of the nature park, monitoring concepts for birds and bats, nature park zoning, tourism infrastructure and others.

Previous knowledge expected

Basic familiarity with GIS is an asset, but no requirement

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

After successfully participating in this course, students will have a basic understanding of:

• key terms, concepts and principles in protected area planning and management

• computational tools for spatial analysis and map development in QGIS

• practical skills to develop protected area management plans
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.