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Ecological dynamics

  • Number of credits 15 Credits

About the course

The course focuses on how current ecological theory describes the interplay among organisms and their environment and how this knowledge can be applied to analyzing and solving ecological problems such as conservation of ecological communities, sustainable harvesting of populations, and regulation of ecosystem processes. The main emphasis is on the dynamics of consumer-resource interactions and spatial processes and their influence on ecological, as well as evolutionary, processes at the population, community and ecosystem levels. The course consists of lectures, computer exercises, independent projects and literature seminars. The theory is applied in computer exercises and projects where the goals are to understand how environmental factors and biological interactions influence ecological processes and to analyse and solve ecological problems.