53113 Principle of Ecology

Course Description

This course introduces basic principles of ecology- the study of relationships among living organisms, their environment and each other. Topics include: Organisms and Their Endowment; Populations; introductions among organism; communities; ecosystems ; Human Biological Ecology; Nutrient Supply And Cycling; Pollution& Global warming pesticides; Fertilizersand applied & large-scale ecology.

Learning Objective

  • By the end of the course, the students will be able to:
  • 1. Describe the concept Fundamental of Ecology
  • 2. Describe Human Biological Ecology
  • 3. Identify Interacting among Organism and demonstrate an understanding of structure/function relationships in organisms.
  • 4. Identify Nutrient supply and Cycling
  • 5. Describe Population
  • 6. Describe Pesticides
  • 7. Identify Fertilizers
  • 8. Demonstrate an understanding of ecological relationships between organisms and their environment.
  • 9. Demonstrate an understanding of key concepts in evolutionary biology, the history of life on Earth, and phylogenetic relationships between organisms.
  • 10. Demonstrate scientific quantitative skills

Credits

    3

Books for this Course

  • 1. Principles of Ecology notes, Mohamed M. Adow. (2014)
  • 2. Ecology by Michael L. Cain, William D. Bowman, and Sally D. (2008)
  • 3. Ana Introduction to Human Ecological Relations (Emilio F. M)
  • 4. Introduction to Population Ecology (Larry L. Rockward)

Times Offered

  • September 2015
  • January 2016

Course Prerequisite

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