BIOL5019 Introduction to Terrestrial Science and Ecology (Level 5) (15 credits)

Ecology

The aim of this paper is to provide students with an introductory knowledge and comprehension of the key concepts of terrestrial science and ecology, as well as an understanding of a variety of representative terrestrial environments.

Ecology is one of the core subjects on which to build your knowledge of how to manage the environment throughout your studies. This paper will examine how and why species are distributed throughout the world’s ecosystems. How do species interact with each other? How does energy flow through ecosystems? Where in the world is species richness the highest and why? Why do populations change through time? How can the science of ecology apply to conservation management? 

Content includes:

  • Species distributions and biomes
  • Population, community and landscape ecology
  • Animal behaviour
  • Conservation priorities

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