|Teaching method||Contact hours|
|Course coordinator(s)||dr. J van Ruijven|
|Lecturer(s)||dr. J van Ruijven|
|dr. ir. MMPD Heijmans|
|dr. WG Braakhekke|
|Examiner(s)||dr. J van Ruijven|
Language of instruction:
NCP-30306 Plant Vegetation and Systems Ecology
Lectures and practicals aim to increase understanding of processes responsible for changes in species composition and structure of plant communities, ecosystems and landscapes.
At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to:
- demonstrate detailed understanding of the interrelationship between abiotic and biotic processes at different spatial scales;
- perform correct calculations on general ecological principles such as species-area relationships, competition, meta-population theory and nutrient cycling;
- illustrate threats to biodiversity using general ecological theory;
- describe and explain the ecological background of nature management measures and policy;
- demonstrate detailed understanding of species adaptations to environmental conditions and the role of species characteristics on ecosystem functioning.
Lectures and practicals.
Syllabus will be available at WUR-shop one to two weeks before the start of the course.
|Compulsory for:||BBN||Forest and Nature Conservation||BSc||5AF|
|BES||Environmental Sciences||BSc||B: Environmental Quality and Systems Analysis||6WD|
|Compulsory for:||WUFNC||BSc Minor Forest and Nature Conservation||5AF|