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Introduction to Ecology

Course code : BIO-IN-G08-S1

Semester : S1

Credit/ECTS : 0

Responsables : Coordinator : Régis Ferrière

Volume horaire/Durée : 13-17 septembre 2021 - 17h30-19h
Cours en distanciel.
Information de connexion :
Code secret : 2021
(course in english)

Mots clés : Keywords Populations. Communities. Ecosystems. Environment. Species interactions. Ecological niche. Adaptation. Biodiversity. Ecological function.

Prérequis pour le cours : Prerequisites for the course : This introductory course has no prerequisite.

Objectif et description du cours : Course objectives and description :
• This crash course (in English) is intended to introduce the basic notions of ecology. Around the general concept of biodiversity, students will learn the principles of population dynamics, how to define an ecological community, what an ecosystem is and examples of mechanisms that drive ecosystem function.
• For students who have not been exposed to ecology before, this introductory course is required to attend the ENS L3 Ecologie-Evolution 1 class.
• The course is scheduled in five on-line sessions.

Évaluation : Assessment / evaluation : This course is not for credit ; there is no exam.

Support de cours / Course material (hand-outs, online presentation available, …) :
Recorded online presentations and supplementary readings will be provided via Moodle.

Lectures suggérées : Suggested readings in relationship with the module content (textbook chapters, reviews, articles) :
No textbook is assigned but the following references are recommended to support and go beyond the material covered in class.
Barbault, R. (2008) Ecologie Générale. 6ème édition. Dunod, Paris.
Gotelli, N.J. (2008) A Primer Of Ecology. 4th edition. Sinauer Assoc.
Levin, S.A. ed. (2012) The Princeton Guide To Ecology. Princeton Univ. Press.
Ricklefs R., Relyea, R. (2014) Ecology : The Economy Of Nature. 4th edition. W.H. Freeman.