The course gives the students an introduction to ecology. Main topics covered are: The Biosphere, Population Ecology, Community Ecology, Ecosystems, Marine Ecology, Conservation Biology, Climate change.
Admission to the course follows the admission requirements of the study program Bachelor in Biology.
On successful completion of the course:
The student should have knowledge and understanding of:
- key ecological processes
- the interactions between organisms and their environment
- key environmental and ecological issues facing society
The student should be able to:
- demonstrate competence in a range of basic methods used for ecological research (field work and data analysis)
- Give a short oral presentation about ecological topics
The student should:
- have developed an appreciation of the modern scope of scientific inquiry in the field of ecology
- be able to convey key subject matter such as theories, issues and challenges regarding the field of ecology - both in writing and orally
- demonstrate awareness of human interactions with natural populations and eco-systems, including habitat modification, pollution, exploitation and conservation