831400 Biodiversity crisis – climate crisis

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Winkler, Manuela
Offered in
Wintersemester 2022/23
Languages of instruction


Biodiversity decline and anthropogenic climate change are endangering livelihoods globally and are among the biggest challenges humanity has had to face. In this seminar the following topics will be discussed:
-Definition, quantification and development of biodiversity
-Causes for biodiversity decline
-Interdependence of biodiversity and climate change
-Lessons from previous mass extinction events
-Possible solutions

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

-Overview over established and recent research in the field of climate change biology
-Develop oral presentation and scientific discussion skills.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.