853303 Nature conservation related planning

Project course
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Jungnickel, Meike , Spitzauer, Hannah , Pröbstl-Haider, Ulrike
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction
Deutsch, Englisch


The course aims to introduce the students to the topics of conservation planning. The students will apply planning and management tools and knowledge to create innovative solutions for communities, agencies or park management. Throughout the in-class component of the course, students will be introduced to required tools and techniques and prepare their assigned topics for a self organized assignement. During the field course, students will work in mixed teams of four or five to collect relevant information for their respective projects (e.g. through inventory, mapping or interviews with administration or local stakeholders), to develop new solutions and to summarize their findings in a joined report. At the end of the week, each group will give a 20-minute presentation to the community.

Arrival and departure for the excursion days must be organized by yourself.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to travel by public transport.

Previous knowledge expected

basic knowledge in planning and conservation

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The students are able to implement their knowledge in conservation in planning processes. They are able to understand the advantage of collaboration and participatory processes.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.