Lausanne, Switzerland

Transdisciplinary Nature Conservation

when 7 September 2020 - 11 September 2020
language English
duration 1 week
fee CHF 300

The “Transdisciplinary Nature Conservation: the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species from evaluation to practice” course is designed for young biologists who would like to understand and use the IUCN Red List methodology to assess the risk of extinction of species as well as other species monitoring approaches and ecological niche modeling methodologies.

Course leader

Gretchen Walters, Professor at the Institute of Geography and Sustainability, Faculty of Geosciences and Environment, Landscape and Societies Group

Target group

Master’s or PhD students in conservation biology

Course aim

At the end of the course, participants will:
Be able to understand species threat in a global context,
Be able to understand the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and how to apply it to species data,
Be introduced to models and statistics for determining the size of a population, how Red List criteria can be improved/complemented by models and niche analyses
Be introduced to species monitoring, including developing a species monitoring plan

Credits info

Non credited course, Official Certificate of Attendance delivered

Fee info

CHF 300: Fees cover :

Tuition fees
Lunches on campus
Coffee breaks
Social events
Please note that accommodation is not covered by the fees.


More information available on our website.