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Cursus: NWI-BP030
NWI-BP030
Ecology
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CursusNWI-BP030
Studiepunten (ECTS)6
Categorie01 (Inleidend)
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorRadboud Universiteit; Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica; BioWetenschappen;
Docenten
Docent
dr. H. Huber
Overige cursussen docent
Examinator
prof. dr. J.C.J.M. de Kroon
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Docent
prof. dr. J.C.J.M. de Kroon
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Coördinator
prof. dr. J.C.J.M. de Kroon
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Contactpersoon van de cursus
prof. dr. J.C.J.M. de Kroon
Overige cursussen docent
Collegejaar2023
Periode
KW3  (29-01-2024 t/m 07-04-2024)
Aanvangsblok
KW3
Onderwijsvorm
voltijd
OpmerkingStudents who want to follow this course as part of a premaster or minor, contact the premaster/minor student advisor
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersNee
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure-
Cursusdoelen
After this course you can describe and apply
  1. Concepts, models and methodologies used in the ecology of populations, communities and ecosystems
  2. Concepts and methodologies used in the ecology of mutualism and parasitism, partly also with respect to humans
  3. How global ecological and environmental problems affect the functioning of ecosystems
 
Using the knowledge acquired you are able to
 
  1. Formulate hypotheses addressing current environmental and ecological issues
  2. Include recent scientific literature and evaluate it critically
  3. Design a scientific study and deliver it in a written report 
  4. Carry out these tasks and discuss them in a group 
Inhoud
This first-year’s course in Ecology gives an overview of the relationships between populations, communities and ecosystems and their environment, and its interest for nature conservation. We include the ecology of mutualism and parasitism, as well as some basic evolutionary principles. We illustrate the topics with appealing examples from current conservation and environmental practice. We show how insight in ecological principles are essential for finding solutions with respect to combatting the effects of pollution, the recovery of biodiversity, and mitigating global climate change.
 
You learn the theory from textbook, supplemented with lectures and assignments providing the context, some additional material and illustrative examples. Tutorials are devoted to a better understanding of classical mathematical models in ecology. After preparing the material independently at home, you solve the exercises in small groups in the class room, with assistance from the teachers.
 
The “Radboud Research Project” is devoted to the significance of scientific research for the many current societal issues. Here you work in small groups on an applied problem of your interest, linked to ecology theory. Problem subjects comprise a variety of environmental and conservation issues. With the students in your group, you analyse the problem and formulate a new plan for research providing new insight. You derive the necessary information from the literature and scientific internet sites. Every group reports on their subject by means of a short written essay.

Instructional modes
  • Lectures
  • Assignments 
  • Tutorials
  • Self-study
Niveau

Voorkennis
No specific prior knowledge is required
Toetsinformatie
  • exam on material in textbook, lectures, assignments and tutorials, counts for 75%, minimum grade 5.5
  • essay of your research project, counts for 25%, minimum grade 5.5
Bijzonderheden
Textbook (compulsory): A. Sher & M. Molles: Ecology: Concepts and Applications (McGraw Hill, 9th ed., 2022)
Werkvormen
Cursus
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Project
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Sustainability certificate

Toetsen
Digi-Cirrus
Weging3
ToetsvormDigitale toets met CIRRUS
GelegenhedenBlok KW3, Blok KW4

Project
Weging1
ToetsvormProject
GelegenhedenBlok KW3, Blok KW4

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