Course structure

MASTER’S DEGREE IN ECOLOGY (64M)

Program duration

The Master's degree program in Ecology should be completed at a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 36 months (including a maximum of two semesters of licensing in exceptional cases).

In order to earn the title of Master in Ecology, the student must earn a total of 15 credits in courses from the program, pass the Qualifying Examination and the Foreign Language Proficiency Test and be approved in their dissertation. Both the Qualifying exam and the Foreign Language Proficiency Exam must be taken in the first year of the course. There are 12 mandatory credits among the NE450, 451, 452, 453 and 454 courses. The student, along with their advisor, is responsible for the additional credits that the student must earn for their academic training.

 

Mandatory Activity

AA001 *     0   Master’s Dissertation

 

Mandatory courses

The student must earn 12 credits among the elective courses­listed below.

NE450 - Quantitative studies of populations (03)

NE451 - Ecology of Organisms (03)

NE452 - Diversity and Structure of Communities (03)

NE453 - Theory and Project Design in Ecology (03)

NE454 - Ecosystem Dynamics (03)

 

Elective Courses

 

NE110 - Field Ecology I (15)

NE211 - Field Ecology II (15)

NE411 - Field Ecology III (15)

NE412 - Field Ecology IV (15)

NE112 - Field Ecology Teaching Methodology (05)

NE170 - Biosystematics (08)

NE181 - Chemical Ecology (04)

NE211 - Field Ecology II (15)

NE222 - Biological Control (04)

NE255 - Bird behavior (06)

NE263 - Human Ecology (06)

NE320 - Special Topics in Ecology (03)

NE380 - Ecology of Seed Dispersal (08)

NE403 - Topics in Applied Ecology (04)

NE411 - Field Ecology III (15)

NE412 - Field Ecology IV (15)

NE414 - Elements of Entomology (08)

NE424 - Ecological genetics (06)

NE433 - Topics in Agroecology (06)

NE434 - Conservation Biology (05)

NE436 - Marine Ecology (08)

NE438 - Behavioral Ecology (09)

NE441 - Topics in Ecology (04)

NE442 - Topics in Field  Ecology (08)

NE443 - Topics in Natural History, Systematics and Phylogeny of Organisms (07) 

NE444 - Topics in Data Analysis in Ecology (08)

NE445 -Introduction to Phylogenetic Systematics (07)

NE446 - Topics in Marine  Ecology and Biology (08)

NE449 - Special Topics in Ecology II (03)
NE455 - Bioacoustic analysis I (07)

NE456 - Phylogenetic Ecology of Communities (03)

 

DOCTORATE DEGREE PROGRAM IN ECOLOGY (13D)

Program duration

The Doctorate programme in Ecology should be completed in a minimum of 24 months and a maximum of 54 months (including a maximum of two semesters of licensing in exceptional cases).

In order to earn the title of Doctor in Ecology, the student must earn a total of 15 credits in courses from the program (including a field course) and be approved in the public defense of their thesis, in addition to pass the Qualifying Examination which should be taken in the first 2 years of the program. There 12 mandatory credits among the NE450, 451, 452, 453 and 454 courses. The student, along with their advisor, is responsible for the additional credits that the student must earn for their academic training.

 

Mandatory Activity

AA002 *     0   Doctorate Thesis

 

Mandatory courses

The The student must earn 12 credits among the elective courses ­listed below

NE450 - Quantitative studies of populations (03)

NE451 - Ecology of Organisms (03)

NE452 - Diversity and Structure of Communities (03)

NE453 - Theory and Project Design in Ecology (03)

NE454 - Ecosystem Dynamics (03)

 

* Students who have earned their Master in Ecology at Unicamp will be automatically excused from attending the NE450, 451, 452, 453 and 454 courses. However, they must complete a total of 15 credits in courses.

 

 

Elective Courses

 

NE110 - Field Ecology I (15)

NE211 - Field Ecology II (15)

NE411 - Field Ecology III (15)

NE412 - Field Ecology IV (15)

NE112 - Field Ecology Teaching Methodology (05)

NE170 - Biosystematics (08)

NE181 - Chemical Ecology (04)

NE211 - Field Ecology II (15)

NE222 - Biological Control (04)

NE255 - Bird behavior (06)

NE263 - Human Ecology (06)

NE320 - Special Topics in Ecology (03)

NE380 - Ecology of Seed Dispersal (08)

NE403 - Topics in Applied Ecology (04)

NE411 - Field Ecology III (15)

NE412 - Field Ecology IV (15)

NE414 - Elements of Entomology (08)

NE424 - Ecological genetics (06)

NE433 - Topics in Agroecology (06)

NE434 - Conservation Biology (05)

NE436 - Marine Ecology (08)

NE438 - Behavioral Ecology (09)

NE441 - Topics in Ecology (04)

NE442 - Topics in Field  Ecology (08)

NE443 - Topics in Natural History, Systematics and Phylogeny of Organisms (07)

NE444 - Topics in Data Analysis in Ecology (08)

NE445 -Introduction to Phylogenetic Systematics (07)

NE446 - Topics in Marine  Ecology and Biology (08)

NE449 - Special Topics in Ecology II (03)

NE455 - Bioacustic Analysis I (07)

NE456 - Phylogenetic Ecology of Communities (03)

 

 

Related Courses

Any Graduate School course taken at Unicamp is admissible as a related field course upon the approval of the candidate's advisor and SCPG. The courses below are particularly relevant: Plant Biology (NT), Genetics (NG), Parasitology (NP), Statistics, Mathematics, Chemistry. The following courses have related content and are offered by faculty of the Graduate Program in Ecology, with acronyms of other IB Graduate Programs.: NG 232 (Evolutionary Mechanisms), NG 237 (Species and Speciation), NG 242 (Genetics and Evolution of Quantitative Characteristics), NP402 (Multivariate Morphometry ) NT102 (Ecology Pollination) NT217 (Bases of Phytogeography) NT218 ( Phytosociology) NT238 (Plant Population Ecology) NT241 (Multivariate Analysis for Ecology and Taxonimia) NT255 (Ecophysiology of Water Stress) NT258 (Introduction to Environmental Law) For more information, see the respective Program.