ECOL203 Ecology - Populations to EcosystemsUpdated: 29 January 2020
|Supervised Exam||There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.|
|Pre-requisites||BIOL110 and BIOL120 or candidature in a postgraduate award|
|Restrictions||ECOL210 or ECOL220 or ECOL403 or ECOL510|
- Ecology - Populations to Ecosystems
Ecology is based on an understanding of the distribution and abundance of living organisms, interactions between species, populations and communities, and interactions between organisms and their environment. This unit focuses on the ecology of populations, communities and ecosystems, and the processes that structure ubiquitous gradients (e.g. altitude, latitude, soil fertility, moisture) in terrestrial landscapes. Topics include competition, predator-prey relationships, community structure and succession, dispersal and recruitment, flows of energy and matter in ecosystems, and the role of disturbance in regulating ecosystem dynamics, and human impacts on global ecosystems. This unit provides an introduction to major Australian ecosystems such as forests, woodlands, deserts and aquatic biomes.
Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below.
Note: Recommended material may be held in the University Library - purchase is optional
|Disclaimer||Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.|
|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: