2023-2024 / BIOD0001-3

Biodiversity management


18h Th, 6h SEM

Number of credits

 Master in agricultural bioengineering (120 ECTS)2 crédits 
 Master in bioengineering : chemistry and bio-industries (120 ECTS)2 crédits 
 Master in environmental bioengineering (120 ECTS)2 crédits 
 Master in forests and natural areas engineering (120 ECTS)2 crédits 
 Advanced Master in Integrated Production and Preservation of Natural Resources in Urban and Peri-Urban Environments2 crédits 


Arnaud Monty

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Biodiversity : définition and concept
Biodiversity today: a brief overview
The value of biodiversity
The threats on biodiversity
Protecting biodiversity

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

After this teaching, the student will be able to:
Identify the components of an ecological system threatened by global change, in line with the types of threats.
Develop a structured vision of biodiversity and biological conservetion
Define the ecological challenges of a project in the context of biological conservation, and identify strengths and weaknesses of management options
Develop a structured vision of legal aspects in the context of sustainable management of natural/disturbed habitats

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

English Ecology
The other teachings in the module are co-requisites.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture (Potential seminars: dependng on the organization)

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

e-learning and seminars may be used. In that case, precisions will be given to students during the teaching activities or via e-mail.

Recommended or required readings

All lectures, diaporamas and seminars are part of the matter on which the student can be evaluated.  It is recommended that the student takes notes during the courses.
Diaporamas are made available through the BlackBoard platform, as wall as complementary documentation. This is not exclusive of additionnal information provided during the lectures.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Additional information:

Oral examination (100%)

The examination is oral, with written preparation.

Attention: during the exam no multimedia device is allowed. Using such a device can be considered as cheating and lead to a malus.


Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Seminars will take place according to opportunities (presence of foreign or Belgian specialists, conferences, etc.) and shedule constraints. Therefore, seminars can take place at a different time than a priori presented in the schedule. Information about seminars organization will be given during lectures. It is the responsability of the student to be sure he/she had access to this information.
The schedule of lectures can also, exceptionnally, be changed. In this case the information would be given orally at a previous lecture. It is the responsability of the student to be sure he/she had access to this information.


Arnaud Monty
University of Liege
Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech
Biodiversity and Landscape Unit
Passage des Déportés, 2
B-5030 Gembloux

E-mail address: Arnaud.monty@uliege.be

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Diaporamas, as well as complementary documents, are made available through the BlackBoard learning system, available through "MyULg" (in French).