Since 2005 the Department has provided and guaranteed study programme Landscape Use and Protection (until November 2015 as Ecology and Landscape Use), and has also participated in the remaining four FEE study programmes. The domain of the Department is a specialization in landscape ecology and nature conservation.
Characteristics of the study programme Landscape Use and Protection
(Field of study: Ecological and Environmental Sciences)
Bachelor degree program: prof. Ing. Branislav Olah, PhD.
Master degree program: prof. Ing. Jana Škvareninová, PhD.
Doctoral degree program: prof. Ing. Vladimír Kunca, PhD.
Form of study: daily (full-time) and external (part-time) form
Graduate of the Bachelor degree of the study programme Landscape Use and Protection can master the basic issues of the interrelations between biotic and abiotic components of natural ecosystems in the country (agroecosystems, forest ecosystems, aquatic ecosystems) and anthropogenic components of landscape ecosystems (urban ecosystems, socio-economic spheres). The graduate is able to apply the knowledge adequately and to solve the current problems of protection and rational use of the landscape. First degree study creates the prerequisites for continuing in the 2nd degree of study. However, the Bachelor of Arts is competent to carry out professional activities at a lower level of management of state administration and local authorities, environmental organizations, nature conservation, the economic sphere and non-governmental organizations.
Master degree: The study covers issues of environmental care, environmental policy, ecosystem ecology and environmental ecology, semi-natural, urban and recreational environmental systems, and environmental aspects of sustainable land development, land exploitation and landscaping. At the same time, the study programme prepares specialists for various areas related to landscape exploitation, amelioration, recultivation, eco-stabilization measures, modelling the landscape processes, the impact of some industries on the environment, environmental education and others. Graduates can work as landscape ecologists at the theoretical-professional level (research, environmental authorities, nature conservation) or as landscape engineers at a professional-practical level (planning and project processes).