An ecosystem is a biological community consisting of numerous plants, animals and micro-organisms, influenced by soil and water characteristics, weather conditions and human intervention. In this Master’s specialisation, you will get insight in the relations between individuals, populations and communities with their environment. You will also learn how they react to environmental stress. This fundamental knowledge can be applied in nature protection and restoration or in nature-based industrial processes, for example water purification.
With two research internships, there’s a strong focus on research. Some students choose to perform their internship at the leading Institute for Water and Wetland Research in Nijmegen, while others rather go to a company, water authority or NGO. How do you want to make your contribution to nature conservation? We’ll help you find a topic and internship organisation in your field of interest.