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M.Sc. in Ecology and Nature Conservation

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Be'er Sheva
English
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About this program

M.Sc. in Ecology and Nature Conservation

The program provides students with a theoretical background in ecology and evolution, with emphasize on biodiversity, community dynamics and organism-level processes, combined with methodological knowledge, including statistics, mathematics, model developing and assessment procedures specific to nature conservation and management.

Admission requirements

A B.Sc. degree in science is required from an accredited institution.

A TOEFL score of at least 85/120 or the equivalent score in an internationally recognized English proficiency exam is required. The English proficiency requirement is waived for applicants who received their B.Sc. degree in a program taught in English.

Applicants are expected to contact by e-mail one or more potential supervisors with whom they would like to work on their thesis (for more details, please refer to Faculty Members


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Program content

Mandatory Program Courses

  • Departmental Seminar (every semester) 
  • Workshop in Ecology and Environmental Sciences (Semester A)
  • Workshop in Ecology and Environmental Sciences (Semester B)
  • Methods in Ecology
  • Ecology of Populations (prerequisite: Ecology B)

Mandatory Track Courses

Evolutionary Ecology Track 

  • Evolutionary Ecology

Nature Conservation Track 

  • Conservation Ecology (prerequisite:  Ecology B)
  • Conservation Biology: Philosophy and Ethics

Limited Choice – Program Courses

  • Community Ecology (prerequisite:  Ecology B)
  • Evolutionary Ecology (prerequisites: Ecology B and Evolution)
  • Spatial Ecology

Limited Choice – Track Courses (by Track)

Evolutionary Ecology Track 

  • Evolutionary Ecology of Phenotypic Plasticity
  • The Ecology of Plant-Animal Interactions
  • Ecology and Evolution of Dispersal
  • Mathematical Models for the Study of Animal Behavior
  • Camp Evolution
  • Microbial Ecology
  • Evolutionary Ecology of Parasitism 
  • Macroecology

Nature Conservation Track 

  • The Ecology of Plant-Animal Interactions
  • Conservation Genetics 
  • Ecology and Evolution of Dispersal
  • Evolutionary Ecology of Parasitism 
  • Arthropod Behavior and Agroecology
  • Animal Behavior in Conservation Biology
  • Microbial Ecology
  • Macroecology

Elective Courses within the Program

  • Echolocation and Bat-Insect Interactions in Desert Habitats
  • Biophysical Ecology in the Namib Desert: Online Course
  • Biophysical Ecology in the Namib Desert: Field Trip
  • Agroecology 
  • Vegetation Ecology 
  • Biogeography
  • Topics in Ecology
  • Personal Projects in Evolutionary Ecology
  • Guided Reading on the Ecology of Parasites and Parasitism
  • Guided Reading on Molecular Ecology
  • Behavioral Ecology of Equids
  • Mathematical Models of the Study of Animal Behavior
  • Introduction to Molecular Ecology
  • Contemporary Topics in Israeli Nature Conservation –Workshop
  • Animal Cognition and Conservation Biology
  • Guided Reading in Microbial Ecology
  • Insect Ecology
  • Solving Problems with R

Elective Courses Outside the Program

  • Scientific Presentation
  • Writing a Scientific Paper or Summarizing, Writing and Presenting Scientific Data
  • Pattern Formation and Spatial Ecology
  • Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Rangelands, and Forestry (no prerequisites required)
  • Soil Physics
  • Introduction to Statistics and Probability
  • Practical Bioinformatics for Environmental Studies
  • Statistical Methods
  • Hands-on Introduction to R: Programming, Graphing and Statistical Exploration
  • Theory and Applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Introduction to Bioinformatics

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

  • Tuition for a single year for international students (in a 2-year program) is 17,328.75 - USD 5,000$
  • For condense degrees (1-year programs) tuition for international students is 34,657.5 - USD 10,000$ 
  • Student card (including welfare, security and student union membership) for a year - about USD 300$

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

1 Ben-Gurion Blvd.
845000 Be'er-Sheva
Israel and the Occupied Territories

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