Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)
General Competences (CG)
Understand the working, structure and dynamics of Mediterranean ecosystems, both terrestrial and marine, as well as those areas traditionally worked to exploit their resources.
Oral and written communication skills in Spanish. Capacity to prepare and defend scientific research projects.
Understand and value the diversity of all living things in every sense, not only referring to other organisms but also to social and cultural diversity.
Be able to design and develop sustainable strategies for managing Mediterranean ecosystems, both in protected natural areas and in areas of anthropic influence.
Evaluate global change, analysing the speed of the processes and the changes related to human activity in the region.
Use current technologies and methods to solve environmental problems, including genomic-proteomic analysis or organisms and remote sensor technology.
Develop the ability for multidisciplinary work in teams including specialists in different environmentally-related fields.
Be able to solve environmental problems related to business and public administration activities.
Oral and written communication skills in English.
Computer tool and information and communication technology skills, as well as accessing online databases, including scientific bibliographies, patent and legislation databases.
Specific Competences:>>Basic Module
Interpret the interrelationships between environmental factors and ecological processes in the Mediterranean Sea, and their importance for the conservation and planning of biodiversity and marine resources.
Use, manage and produce digital cartographic bases to obtain environmental information from the images taken by remote sensors.
Develop models for structured populations and apply them to predict their evolution in different scenarios.
Model time-temporal sequences of the abundance of marine resources.
Apply the methods to quantify the main environmental, biotic and systemic descriptors of any kind of terrestrial Mediterranean ecosystem.
Identify the basic processes of the working of a terrestrial Mediterranean ecosystem and its risk of degradation and collapse.
Understand the importance and applications of the interactions between organisms in Mediterranean environments.
Understand the historical process of human colonisation on ecosystems, their effects and the future of the present landscape.
Understand the morphological processes that have modelled the Mediterranean basin throughout its history and its prospects.
Evaluate the cultural and agricultural needs for farms in the Mediterranean context.
Be able to assess the fertility and usage capacity of land and design conservation practices for the same.
Be able to characterise the climate and analyse water availability problems in ecosystems.
Learning outcomes (Training objectives)
Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2012-13