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Course description

Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2021-22

We will introduce students to the major causes of natural and anthropogenic degradation of semiarid and arid ecosystems, different methodologies for the assessment of the state of ecosystems, the main limitations for the spontaneous recovery of ecosystems and the utility of ecological restoration to overcome these environmental problems. Students will learn various concepts associated with restoring and discuss its goals. Finally, they will know first hand examples of restoration and will become familiar with available eco-technology.



Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

General Competences (CG)

  • CG12 : Methodologies needed to carry out a project and/or research work dealing with environmental restoration and the management of natural areas.


Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE19 : Apply Ecology to the conservation and restoration of ecosystems.


Generic Degree Course Competences

  • B11 : Habilidad de aprendizaje que les permitan continuar estudiando de un modo que habrá de ser en gran medida auto-dirigido o autónomo.
  • B13 : Capacidad de creatividad.
  • B14 : Motivación por la calidad.
  • B16 : Capacidad de autonomía científica y técnica.
  • B4 : Capacidad de gestión de la información y de los recursos disponibles.
  • B9 : Capacidad de razonamiento y extracción de conclusiones.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2021-22

To form professionals who understand arid environments and the role and potential of ecological restoration.




Code: 36012
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 2,50
Theoretical credits: 0,25
Practical credits: 0,75
Distance-base hours: 1,50

Departments involved

  • Dept: ECOLOGY
    Area: ECOLOGY
    Theoretical credits: 0,25
    Practical credits: 0,75
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught