Content (Syllabus outline)

  • Introduction to study of ecology, plant ecology, evolution, and scale in ecology
  •   Plant population ecology: genetic variation, fitness, speciation, population growth, life history strategies
  •   Community ecology: competition, neighborhood processes, herbivory, diversity and mechanisms of species coexistence, community structure, disturbance regimes, succession
  •  Landscape ecology: island biogeography, patch dynamics, Remote Sensing
  •  Ecosystem ecology: introduction, ecosystem structure and function, biogeochemical cycles
  •  Global change and conservation ecology
  •  Methods for studying vegetation pattern, process, and dynamics


1. Condition for inclusion in the work:

- Inscription to adequate academic year and chosen subject

- Completed course in Botany is recommended but not required


2. Condition for performing study obligations:

- Colloquium

-  Complete the seminar work, including a presentation and class participation

- Complete the field projects

- Participation in lab-field activities and reports from field projects