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.
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
Admission to the course follows the admission requirements of the study program Bachelor in Biology.