913340 Integrated landscape management and nature conservation

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Nopp-Mayr, Ursula , Kriechbaum, Monika , Vacik, Harald , Arnberger, Arne , Frank, Georg , Netherer, Sigrid , Suppan, Franz , Kropf, Matthias , Pachinger, Baerbel
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


introduction to nature conservation issues, rational and motivation for the lecture, different historic aspects of landuse management fragmentation, habitat and game management, edge effect, importance of pasture for biodiversity, management of nationalparks (e.g. NP Neusiedler See, NP Donauauen), adaptive management of NP visitors natural reserves network in Austria, concept of near to nature silviculture, Natura 2000, coarse woody debris management, population viability analysis, hemeroby versus naturalness

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

There is a need for professional knowledge about goals and definition of nature conservation, silvicultural treatment plans, requirements of deer populations or aspects for conservation of biodiversity in discussions with NGO's. Students should become aquanted with ecological aspects of several land use practices and habitat management methods to be familar with the basic principles of nature conservation strategies.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.