Who is this class for: This course is designed for people with a high school education, though the material is varied, so some may appear rather straightforward and some quite challenging.

Created by:  University of Zurich

  • Owen Petchey

    Taught by:  Owen Petchey, Professor of Integrative Ecology

    Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies

  • Susanne Schulmeister

    Taught by:  Susanne Schulmeister, eLearning Instructor and Project Manager

    Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
CommitmentEight weeks of study, 2-4 hours per week.
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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University of Zurich
Founded in 1833, the University of Zurich (UZH) is Switzerland’s largest university, with a cur­rent enrollment of over 26,000 students. Made up of seven faculties covering approximately 100 different subject areas, UZH is proud to offer the most comprehensive aca­demic program in the country.
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Rated 4.9 out of 5 of 25 ratings

Great Course with wonderful ideas in canvasing and different techniques used to check biodiversity of several different types of life in a frame quadrat. It also dovetailed nicely with a course on ecology from Coursera I'm taking at the same time in which we did a bio-blitz of a backyard to assess species found. Fun and interesting. Thanks so much!

Presents much more content than the description, I am completely satisfied with the course! I think it's perfect! Congratulations to the University of Zurich and to the teachers involved in the course.

An excellent MOOC for those who care about the changes talking place to our environment and what one can do to help. Thanks the entire team in the production of this course.

Very informative and well laid out.