Master in Ecology
Master in Ecology

The Master programme in Ecology at the University of Basel provides theoretical and practical training during a minimum of three semesters. Graduates acquire in-depth knowledge of this rapidly evolving and fascinating discipline of biology and learn to plan and conduct their own research project and present research in an oral and written form.

Topics for Master projects in the research group Ecology:

  • Biogeography and vegetation ecology   
  • Past, present and future effects of environmental change
  • Phenology, growth, distribution and diversity of species
  • Conservation biology, including invasive species
  • Alpine and arctic ecosystems


 Please contact Prof. Rumpf for current opportunities.


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Master of Science in Ecology at the University of Basel

MSc courses at the Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center






Courses by Prof. Dr. Sabine Rumpf in autumn semester 2023

65703-01SeminarBiology of Plants and EcosystemsAnsgar Kahmen
Sabine Rumpf
Klaus Schl├Ąppi
Yvonne Willi
68982-01InternshipMethods in Organismal Biologyvarious lecturers
24202-01ProjectResearch Task in EcologySabine Rumpf
Yvonne Willi
24203-01ProjectWriting Task in EcologySabine Rumpf
Yvonne Willi
16927-01Field studies

Pflanzenbiologische, zoologische und naturschutzbiologische Studien (Regio Basel)

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various excursion leaders
69063-01Research seminarCurrent Research in Global Change EcologySabine Rumpf