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UP-301 Natural Resources & Natural Areas – Field Studies

Period P3b - Université de Poitiers, FranceYear 2
UP-301Natural Resources & Natural Areas – Field Studies6 ECTSPeriod P3bUP
Objectives:This unit is principaly taught by professional from national and local conservation organisations and ecological consultancies that introduce the roles of authorities, associations, company in the management and valorisation of ecosystems: Vienne Nature, Conservatoire Régional des Espaces Naturels (CREN), Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage (ONCFS), Centres Régionaux de la Propriété Forestière (CRPF). Beyond the knowledge of the functioning of ecosystems. The students discuss the interests of protecting areas and conservation strategies in the frame of national and international regulations: Natura 2000, Mesures Agri-Environnementales Territorialisées (MAET), Contrat Territorial d’Exploitation (CTE), Contrat d’Agriculture Durable (CAD)…. Field works come to illustrate the different seminar given by Professionals from the different organisations.

Outcomes:By sharing the experience of various professionals in the field of ecosystem management, the aim of this unit is to analyze the different components of one ecosystem from natural to anthropic and to be able to propose different restoration and management protocols. The student should be able to define the appropriate measure in a local situation.
ElectiveTaught in FRMixed
EvaluationWorkload : 150 hours
Written Exam50%Lecture40
Oral ExamSeminar
Report50%Practice24
PaperTotal64h
DefenceFieldYes