This unit provides advanced knowledge in population and community ecology.
Theoretical learning outcomes:
• Knowledge of the structure and function of food webs (energy flows, topology, trophic cascades…).
• Knowledge of the patterns and effects of contaminant transfer through ecosystems.
• Mastering population genetic concepts.
• Acquiring basic concepts of biogeography, metapopulation and metacommunity.
Technical learning outcomes:
• Utilising the above-mentioned theoretical concepts and methods in order to answer a scientific question.
Basic knowledge in interactions between populations, in structure and dynamics of populations and communities, and biodemographic strategies, provided in Bachelor’s degree.
Lectures, seminars, practicals.
Reports on the content of the sessions, and oral and written exams.
- Walker CH, Sibly RM, Hopkin SP, Peakall DB. 2012. Principles of Ecotoxicology. SRC Press. Boca Raton, USA.
- BBC web page dedicated to wildlife: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p013mrl5
- “How wolves change rivers” – Case study concerning the re-introduction of wolves in the Yellowstone, summarised in a short documentary, : https://ethology.eu/how-wolves-change-rivers/
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