MGAP-4407 Ecosystems II: Socio-environmental Dimensions
This course analyzes the conceptual framework of the ecosystemic approach and its application in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. In addition, it delves into certain aspects of the ecology of conservation, such as resilience and the multiple equilibrium states of an ecosystem. It provides an introduction from the ecological theory perspective, analyzing how different human activities and groups transform the environment and create distinctively entropic ecological dynamics and situations. It studies how these changes in the ecosystem have affected the wellbeing of populations and the options to handle them under different scenarios. It places emphasis on the application of the ecosystemic approach as an ecosystem management and planning tool, and applies the concepts learned on different practical cases in the Andean-Amazon region, delving into the challenges of environmental management in view of global change.
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