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Ecosystem Science

    Major overview

    Overview

    We all like to think we’re green but, for the first time ever, more than 50 per cent of people around the world live in cities.

    Some think this removes us from nature, but we’re now recognising the value of urban ecosystems, green spaces and urban forests in making our cities more liveable for us, and for our plant and animal neighbours.

    Meanwhile, outside the cities, we see dwindling forests worldwide and an ever-expanding appetite for forest products and ask, what can we do?

    This major will show you how to care for, use and protect urban and forest ecosystems. There are two specialisations in this major: Urban Ecosystems (available from 2019) and Forest Ecosystems.

    The Urban Ecosystems specialisation will teach you to build and manage the greener, liveable cities of the future, while in the Forest Ecosystem specialisation you’ll discover how to sustainably manage what goes into, and what comes out of, forests.