Harper Adams University: Agroecology

InstitutionHarper Adams University View institution profile
Department Crop and Environmental Sciences
Web http://Harper.ac.uk/postgraduate
Email postgraduate@harper-adams.ac.uk
Telephone 01952 815289
Study type Taught

Summary

This course is intended to provide students with a detailed understanding of basic and applied agro-ecology and the issues associated with, on the one hand, the increased and shifting needs for food production and on the other the need for conservation and management of natural resources. Sustainable food production and sustainable intensification are of high policy importance both nationally and internationally. Agro-ecology is a key aspect of sustainable intensification.

This course is underpinned by an extensive programme of agri-environment research at Harper Adams and long-standing collaborations with research institutes and other organisations in the UK and overseas. The course will utilise our teaching strengths and offer an alternative focus for students with an interest in both agriculture and the natural environment, and will complement other specialist postgraduate courses such as the Entomology courses, Integrated Pest Management, and Weed Science.

Specifically the course will enable students to:

  • Identify the nature, structure and complexities of multifunctional landscapes.

  • Evaluate the interactions between organisms and consider these when making management recommendations for successful agro-ecological landscapes

  • Evaluate the strategic and operational issues and conflicts affecting the sustainable management of agricultural ecosystems.

  • Appraise the role of agro-ecology within the wider context of global food security and sustainable food production

  • Select the most appropriate conservation management solution in a range of agricultural and other environments.

  • Develop the ability to solve conflicts in agro-ecosytems by the application of novel research techniques

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Harper Adams University

 

 

As the population grows, so do our demands on the planet. Managing our natural resources has never been so important. Since it was founded in 1901, Harper has been meeting this challenge.

Set on a 635 hectare farm, Harper Adams is the UK’s leading specialist university tackling the future development of the world’s food production, animal sciences, engineering, land management and sustainable business. Programmes fall into 11 broad subject areas – but none operate in isolation. Community and collaboration are key at Harper Adams, meaning everyone, including staff, students and industry partners, benefits from a close network …

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