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Erasmus Mundus Masters Course in Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems
www.tropimundo.eu/

Acronym: TROPIMUNDO
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Institutes (17)  Top | Publication 
  • Koninklijk Museum voor Midden Afrika (KMMA), more
  • Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Economie, Wetenschap en Innovatie; Plantentuin Meise, more
  • The French Ministry of Higher Education and Research; Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Developpement (CIRAD), more
  • Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), more
  • Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), more
  • Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), more
  • National University of Singapore (NUS), more
  • Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen (IRScNB/KBIN), more
  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), more
  • South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB), more
  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), more
  • Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho" (UNESP), more
  • U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), more
  • University of Vienna, more
  • The University of Hong Kong (HKU), more
  • Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Economie, Wetenschap en Innovatie; Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO), more
  • Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), more

Abstract
TROPIMUNDO is an EC-funded and excellence-labelled Erasmus Mundus Masters Course in Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems. We aim to bring together expert Higher Education Institutes (HEI), with long-standing worldwide expertise in tropical rainforests and woodlands and in tropical coastal ecosystems. TROPIMUNDO students are able to concentrate on botany, zoology and integrative ecosystem approaches in institutions worldwide in 2 Master years, of which an entire semester is spent in the tropics. Specialisation is possible on the evolution of tropical flora and vegetation, on faunistic assemblages, on informatics tools to treat and manage biodiversity data and databases (biogeographical, genetical, geographical information systems) including the management and conservation of historic collections such as herbarium sheets, on the study of diversity, dynamics and evolution of tropical and subtropical ecosystems (with a focus on four related systems, namely tropical rainforests and woodlands, mangrove forests, seagrass beds and coral reefs, including the interactions between flora, fauna, man and the environment within and between each of these adjacent ecosystems), on conservation and restoration ecology of natural habitats and their biodiversity including competences in sustainable management and governance of biodiversity, and finally, on tropical ethnobotany, exploitation and valorisation of natural resources and conservation of traditional ecological knowledge.

Publication  Top | Institutes 
  • Gopalakrishnan, L.; Satyanarayana, B.; Chen, D.; Wolswijk, G.; Amir, A. A.; Vandegehuchte, M.; Muslim, A.M.; Koedam, N.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F. (2021). Using historical archives and landsat imagery to explore changes in the mangrove cover of Peninsular Malaysia between 1853 and 2018. Remote Sens. 13(17): 3403. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs13173403, more

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