The Institute of Biochemistry and Biology at the University of Potsdam is largely responsible for the curriculum of the master program in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation. The program is closely intertwined with research activities at the institute. In this way, we achieve a high practical relevance of the study contents and an early participation of the students in the current research of the working groups involved in teaching and non-university research institutes.
Five cooperating research areas characterize our interdisciplinary profile:
Read more about the working groups in these research areas which are mainly responsible for our curriculum.
The above-mentioned research areas are reflected in potential fields of specialization for our students:
These topics are complemented by courses from associated research areas within the Faculty of Science, e.g. landscape planning, remote sensing, soil science, bioinformatics and climate impact research.
We focus on regional habitats in grasslands, forests, agricultural areas, lakes, and flood plains. In addition, we offer courses and internships at international research stations and sites, e.g. in Europe and subtropical savannahs.