Ecology: from cells to Gaia

About This Course

This course presents the principles of evolution, ecology, and behavior for students during their study of biology and of the environment. It discusses major ideas and results. Recent advances have energized these fields with results that have implications well beyond their boundaries: ideas, mechanisms, and processes that should form part of the toolkit of all biologists and educated citizens.

Course Programme

  • Module 1
    • 1.1 What is “ecology”?
    • 1.2 Plant and animal adaptations and interactions with the environment
    • 1.3 Environmental conditions and Earth’s biomes
    • 1.4 Life histories and populations
    • 1.5 Interspecific competition and the avoidance of competition
  • Module 2
    • 2.1 Foraging interactions between species: predation, herbivory and parasitism
    • 2.2 Mutualistic interactions
    • 2.3 Evolutionary ecology
    • 2.4 The ecology of biological diversity
    • 2.5 Energy flux and biogeochemical cycles
  • Module 3
    • 3.1 Fundamental ecological processes
    • 3.2 Parasites, predators and Gaian effects
    • 3.3 Biodiversity, hypercycles and Gaia
    • 3.4 Regulating ecological processes
    • 3.5 Biomass, photosynthesis and carbon sequestration
  • Module 4
    • 4.1 A new ecology
    • 4.2 Sustainability
    • 4.3 Human impacts on ecosystems
    • 4.4 Conservation biology
    • 4.5 You as an ecologist!

Course Instructor

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Roberto Cazzolla Gatti

Ph.D., Associate Professor in Ecology and Biodiversity, Biological Diversity and Ecology Laboratory, Bio-Clim-Land Centre of Excellence, Biological Institute, Tomsk State University

  1. Номер курса

    ecology
  2. Начало курса

    янв. 01, 2017
  3. Занятия заканчиваются

    сент. 17, 2017
  4. Оценка сложности

    2-3 hours
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