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.
User Ratings
4.9 stars
Average User Rating 4.9See what learners said

How It Works

Cada curso é como um livro didático interativo, com vídeos pré-gravados, testes e projetos.

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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.
Ratings and Reviews
Rated 4.9 out of 5 of 39 ratings

Excelente, mas deveria ter a língua portuguesa do Brasil em todos os textos

Many thanks to the university of Zurich and all our wonderful teachers!

You've lead us to open the door of biodiversity and shared some very basic and important concepts and ideas in this field.

Your teaching method is diverse and interested.

All the things I've learned from this course gave me a good foundation to explore more in Biodiversity study.

If possible, please open more course about biodiversity on MOOC.

O Curso Biodiversidade e Mudança Global trata de um tema importante e atual de forma acessível e oferece informações para que se consolide o conhecimento sobre as relações entre as ações humanas e o impacto sobre a Biodiversidade. O curso possibilita refletir sobre ações que podemos tomar de imediato e em nosso dia a dia pela proteção da Biodiversidade. The course Biodiversity and Global Change show us an important theme offering information that brings knowledge about how human activities are related and impact on Biodiversity. The course promote the action about how we can work on behalf of biodiversity in our daily life. I strong recommend this course.

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!