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Online postgraduate course

Research methods in Ecology of Urban Mangroves – valuing and preserving ecosystem services

Instructors: Farid Dahdouh-Guebas, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium José M. Riascos – Universidad de Antioquia, Sede Ciencias del Mar, Colombia Benjamin Branoff - Environmental Protection Agency, United States Juan Blanco-Libreros – Universidad de Antiquia, Instituto de Biología, Colom

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Research methods in Ecology of Urban Mangroves – valuing and preserving ecosystem services

Time & Location

15 de jun de 2021, 10:00 a. m. COT – 18 de jun de 2021, 2:00 p. m. COT

Online postgraduate course

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Context & objectives

Urban expansion is acknowledged as a major challenge to global sustainability and this has sparked a growing commitment to the study of urban ecology. Tropical and coastal areas and the associated ecosystems will experience some of the greatest urbanization rates over the next decades, which represent a major challenge for management of mangrove ecosystems and their services. While remarkable progress has been made in understanding the impact of urban development on ecosystem functions in terrestrial systems in terrestrial systems, the interactions and feedbacks between human processes and ecosystem dynamics and services in coastal settings is poorly understood. This course aims at providing methodological approaches to bridge this gap using mangrove forests in Puerto Rico, Colombia, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Malaysia as study models and is envisioned as a tool to support the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) strategy regarding the restoration of degraded mangrove ecosystems worldwide.

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