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Essentials of Ecology - MB162P19
Title in English: Essentials of Ecology
Guaranteed by: Department of Ecology (31-162)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2019
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: winter s.:oral
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Level: basic
Explanation: Primarily for Erasmus students but not restricted to them. However, instead of this lecture, consider english version of General ecology (MB160P08) in summer semester.
Guarantor: RNDr. Martin Černý, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): RNDr. Martin Černý, Ph.D.
Incompatibility : MB160P08
Is incompatible with: MB160P08
Annotation -
Last update: RNDr. Martin Černý, Ph.D. (24.02.2019)
Important info: starting from 2019/20, there is a lecture General Ecology (MB162P08) given in English language yet only in the summer semester. The English version of General Ecology lecture will substitute this subject which will be ceased.

An introductory yet comprehensive undergraduate course covering all basic ecological concepts from individual to community level.
Literature -
Last update: RNDr. Martin Černý, Ph.D. (03.05.2012)

Colin R. Townsend, Michael Begon, and John L. Harper. Essentials of Ecology, 3rd ed. 2008, Wiley-Blackwell

Syllabus
Last update: RNDr. Martin Černý, Ph.D. (03.05.2012)

1. What is ecology. An individual in the environment: effects of environmental factors and resources, life in extreme conditions

2. Population ecology I. Intrapopulation interactions, population growth, life tables, intraspecific competition.

3. Population ecology II. Interpopulation interactions - predation, competition, mutualism

4. Community ecology: diversity, sucession, stability, role of disturbance & predation, bottom-up & top-down control, primary production, food chains, island ecology concept

5. Ecosystem ecology: energy flow and matter cycling, global climatic patterns, biomes

 
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