Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. have a basic scientific knowledge of the ecology
2. understand general ecological subjects
3. obtain the necessary background for environmental disciplines.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to Ecology – Evolution of species. Ecosystem – Community – Trophic relationships – Keystone species - Biochemical Cycles – Succession. Populations – Species interactions. Factors limiting distributions. Factors influencing community structure. Biodiversity. Conservation. Natural resources - International conventions as means of confronting the problems in the relation between man and natural resources.
Ecology, Ecosystem, Natural resources, Energy, Glasshouse effect
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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