|Teaching method||Contact hours|
|Practical extensively supervised||7|
|Practical intensively supervised||7|
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GEN-20306 Molecular and Evolutionary Ecology;
NCP-21803 Ecology of Communities, Ecosystems and Landscapes;
REG-20306 Resource Ecology.
Note: these courses can only be taken after successfull conclusion of Ecology I + II
In this introductory course the most relevant theories and principles of general ecology are studied. Examples from nature conservation, agriculture and fisheries, land use and environmental issues are used to illustrate the complex processes that concern ecology. We study adaptations of organisms to their environment, the ecology of populations and ecosystems as well as anthropogenic effects on the environment.
At the end of the course unit, the student is expected to be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of the relationships between organisms and the environment and insight in the mechanisms that drive populations and ecosystems;
- apply methods of academic study of science subjects, such as the independent studying of a handbook, extraction of relevant questions and problem solving.
Ecological principles are studied from a handbook supported by reader. Relevant chapters are introduced in oral lectures. Specific subjects are studied in study groups under supervision of a lecturer. Fields aspects of ecology are demonstrated by field practicals highlighting typical environmental characteristics of the Veluwezoom and Rhine valley near Wageningen. Participation in study groups and practicals is obligatory.
Multiple choice electronic.
Essentials of Ecology 3nd ed. (2008) Townsend, Begon & Harper. Blackwell Science Ltd.; Coursebook Ecology I.
|BSW||Soil, Water, Atmosphere||BSc||6MO|
|BBN||Forest and Nature Conservation||BSc||1MO|
|BLP||Landscape Architecture and Planning||BSc||1MO|
|BIL||International Land and Water Management||BSc||1MO|