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May 1st 2017

In this course, featuring many researchers at the University of Zurich, you will learn about the amazing diversity of biological organisms in the world around us. You will discover the field of "biodiversity science", experience the countless forms that biodiversity takes, look at the values and importance of this diversity, understand the processes that create and maintain diversity, and hear about how biodiversity is distributed across the Earth. You will also experience how biodiversity is threatened, and what conservation, management, and individual actions can do for its protection. Having been equipped with such knowledge through the course, we encourage you to take action, however small, to positively influence the future of biodiversity, and thereby become a Biodiversity Ambassador.

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Apr 24th 2017

Conçu conjointement par le think-tank Ecolo-Ethik et ESCP Europe, ce MOOC se propose de vous aider à dépasser les idées reçues sur l’écologie, dans le souci d’une démarche ouverte et multiple. A ce titre, de grands experts reconnus interviendront pour illustrer, approfondir et enrichir les différentes thématiques.

Average: 9.5 (2 votes)
Apr 17th 2017

In this course you will learn how evolution works. You will develop an understanding of evolutionary processes and their formative power. You will see how evolution has shaped biodiversity, and continuously influences our daily life. Evolution impacts human endeavors as varied as medicine, agriculture, psychology, economy, and culture. It is the major unifying principle for biology and a fundamental natural law.

Average: 9 (4 votes)
Apr 10th 2017

The course presents an overview of the theory behind biological diversity evolution and dynamics and of methods for diversity calculation and estimation. We will become familiar with the major alpha, beta, and gamma diversity estimation techniques.

Average: 6.7 (3 votes)
Apr 3rd 2017

Mountains 101­­ is a broad and integrated overview of the mountain world. This 12-lesson course covers an interdisciplinary field of study focusing on the physical, biological, and human dimensions of mountain places in Alberta, Canada, and around the world.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Mar 20th 2017

Discover the diversity of life on earth, the impacts of five past mass extinctions and the prospect of a sixth extinction today. This free online course explores how life on earth has been shaped by five mass extinction events in the distant past. At present, biodiversity is facing a crisis, with the prospect of a sixth extinction event today.

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Mar 14th 2017

Learn the science and policies that drive sustainable development and how leaders can work to achieve UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. This course introduces the origin and key concepts of sustainability and how to apply those to sustainable development practice.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Feb 17th 2015

Taxonomy is a fundamental and elementary science. Arthropods and nematodes make up the majority of species on earth. Being able to understand and identify them is thus critical for biodiversity conservation and management.

Average: 7 (1 vote)
Jan 16th 2017

Learn how the new Environmental Humanities field is shaping how we understand environmental issues, with this free online course. In Environmental Humanities: Remaking Nature, you’ll get a broad overview of an emerging area of interdisciplinary research that reframes contemporary environmental challenges using approaches from philosophy, literature, language, history, anthropology, cultural studies and the arts.

Average: 6.7 (3 votes)
Nov 1st 2016

Learn why soil is so important, how it’s being threatened and what we can do to protect this natural resource so vital to our lives. Soil is the earth’s fragile skin that anchors all life. We depend on soil to build our homes and cities, to grow crops for food and raise livestock, to support transportation and enable recreation. Yet we disregard this crucial and precious resource that lies right under our feet.

Average: 6.9 (10 votes)
Oct 17th 2016

Visión científica y divulgativa del estado actual del planeta y los retos medioambientales que se plantean, abordado por científicos de la Universidad de Navarra desde un punto de vista pragmático, social, conceptual y contemplativo.

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Sep 1st 2016

Tendencias de la Ecología y la Conservación de la Biodiversidad para generar acción colectiva desde el conocimiento técnico y científico. Hablar del cuidado del medio ambiente y la sostenibilidad parece tarea de todos, pero difícilmente en nuestras acciones cotidianas demostramos estar realmente conscientes de la importancia de conocer nuestra casa común para cuidar de ella.

Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
Jan 12th 2016

The third course in a comprehensive series designed to prepare you for the AP Biology exam, focusing on evolution and diversity.

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Nov 3rd 2015

The second course in a four part, comprehensive series designed to prepare you for the AP Environmental Science exam, focusing on populations and sustainability.

Average: 8 (1 vote)
Sep 30th 2015

Explore the forests of the world, from the taiga to the tropical rainforest! Learn why humans depend on them, and how we can sustainably manage forests for us and the many species with whom we share them.

Average: 8.6 (5 votes)
Jun 15th 2015

A scientific study of the natural world and how it is influenced by people. Major topics include: food, energy, human population, biodiversity and global change.

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May 4th 2015

Amener les apprenants à mieux comprendre ce qu'est la biodiversité et les enjeux qui lui sont associés en matière de développement humain et territorial (culture, santé, ville, agriculture, etc.).

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Apr 9th 2015

Principles of measuring population and community change.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Oct 27th 2014

Biodiversity changes through time and varies in space. The aim of this course is to understand major processes causing changes in biological diversity. Focus will be on understanding micro- and macro-evolutionary processes, how these change diversity and species distributions, and how to obtain knowledge of species histories. Emphasis will be placed on understanding methods used in analyses of evolutionary diversification in time and space, and in particular coalescent theory as a tool for understanding population genetic processes and inferring phylogenetic patterns.

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