Professor Francesca Cagnacci and colleagues from the Foundation Edmund Mach (FEM) and University of Trento are offering the course “Animal Conservation in Theory and Practice (4 ECTS)” at Foundation Edmund Mach from 21st February – 19th March 2024.


Summary of the course:

Conservation biology strives to describe, understand, and forecast biodiversity dynamics by

applying ecological and evolutionary theory within the contexts of resource management, economics, sociology and political science. This course will explore the motivation for preserving biodiversity at all levels (genetic, species, ecosystem), available

decision-making tools, and the consequences of various interventions, covering mainly terrestrial ecosystems and animal species.


Key information:

When: (Feb 21st to March 19th)


Level: PhD course.

Responsible for the course: Professor Francesca Cagnacci

Lecturers: Dr. Federico Ossi, Dr. Benjamin, Robira, Dr. Heidi C. Hauffe, and Dr. Emily



Structure of the course: one or two afternoon lectures/week and has an online option. Final written assignment for attribution of the credits.

Where: FEM/Trento-Italy, with an online option.

Maximum number of participants: 10 in presence; 10+ online.

Course fee: free.


Registration: send email to: Francesca Cagnacci with copy to and write Animal Conservation in Theory and Practice in the subject line.