Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. have an advanced scientific knowledge of Ecology.
2. understand general ecological subjects.
3. obtain the necessary background for environmental disciplines.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Natural ecosystems and agroecosystems, Evolution of species, Interspecific competition Predation, Factors influencing community structure, Pest control, Alien species, Patterns of species richness, Island biogeography, Biodiversity, Ecological importance of mycorrhizas.
Ecology, Ecosystem, Population, Community, Energy, Productivity, Biochemical cycle.
Additional bibliography for study
Press M.C., Scholes J.D. and Barker M.G. 1998. Physiological Plant Ecology. British Ecological Society.
Krebs C.J. 2001. Ecology: The Experimental Analysis of Distribution and Abundance, 5th Edition. Benjamin Cummings.
Schulze E.D., Beck E., and Muller-Hohenstein K. 2002. Plant Ecology. Springer.
Pugnaire F.I., Valladares F. (Eds.) 2007. Functional Plant Ecology 2nd Edn. CRC press.
Craine J.M. 2009. Resource Strategies of Wild Plants. Princeton Univwersity Press.
Ritchie M.E. 2010. Scale, Heterogeneity, and the Structure and Diversity of Ecological Communities. Princeton Press.
Schmitz O.J. 2010. Resolving Ecosystem Complexity. Princeton Press.
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