With the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. Analysis and understanding of the processes involved in the functioning of the rangeland ecosystem
2. Understanding the ecological role of grazing
3. New ideas and approaches on grazing to maintain rangeland ecosystem equilibrium and environmental protection
4. Develop critical thinking
5. Practice solving problems
Course Content (Syllabus)
Rangeland ecosystems structure and function. Water re¬lations at the community level.
Structure and function of the rangeland ecosystem, Energy, Water and Biogeochemical circuit. Feedback Mechanism in the rangeland ecosystem. Water relations at plant level and community level. Effects of grazing on morphogenesis and physiology of rangeland plants. Mechanisms of plant resistance. Effects of grazing on vegetation and soil. Dynamics of rangeland vegetation, plant physiology and productivity in relation to grazing.
Succession and climax stage. Ecological disturbances in rangeland ecosystems.
rangeland ecosystem, productivity, grazing, adaptation, succession, climate, population dynamic