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Woche
1
2 Stunden zum Abschließen

Can an Ecosystem Recover?

We begin in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, and pose the question: Can this ecosystem recover after a 15-year civil war? To answer this question, learners must first consider what they need to know—what are the parts that make up this ecosystem, and how do they interact and work together? How do ecosystems react to disruption? How do we know? We will begin to explore the ecosystem as a dynamic whole rather than as a collection of parts, considering how changes might affect the system in a variety of ways. This application of a systems thinking lens to understanding ecosystems will be a common theme throughout the course....
3 Videos (Gesamt 26 min), 7 Lektüren, 1 Quiz
3 Videos
Introduction to Module One1m
Africa's Savanna Ecosystems23m
7 Lektüren
Syllabus5m
Classroom Resources10m
Course Credits1m
Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park: Can an Ecosystem Recover?10m
Introduction to Ecology10m
Introduction to Biodiversity10m
Introduction to Systems--and Systems Thinking10m
1 praktische Übung
Module One: What have you learned?20m
Woche
2
1 Stunde zum Abschließen

How Do We Study Populations?

This week, we narrow the focus to populations within ecosystems. Who or what populates an ecosystem, and what are their roles? How do these roles change over time? What happens when a species is removed from a system? How do scientists study the populations within an ecosystem, from its largest to its smallest inhabitants? You will explore the important roles different species can play—such as ecosystem engineers, keystone species, and indicator species—and how they shape their ecosystems....
3 Videos (Gesamt 38 min), 2 Lektüren, 1 Quiz
3 Videos
Modeling Population and Species Interactions Holiday Lecture29m
Surveying Ant Diversity in Gorongosa National Park7m
2 Lektüren
How do we Study a Population--and Why? Part I: Population Dynamics10m
How do we Study a Population--and Why? Part II: Modeling Population Growth10m
1 praktische Übung
Module Two: What have you learned?20m
Woche
3
2 Stunden zum Abschließen

How Do Species Coexist?

This week we focus on community ecology and further explore the interactions between species in an ecosystem. For instance, how does the decline in a population from an ecosystem (as was the case in Gorongosa) affect the other players? How does adding a population -- such as an invasive species or translocated herds -- affect an ecosystem?...
4 Videos (Gesamt 86 min), 2 Lektüren, 1 Quiz
4 Videos
How Species Coexist26m
Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others: Keystone Species and Trophic Cascades19m
Communities as Ecological Networks39m
2 Lektüren
Communities and the Interaction Between Species10m
Community Structure and Dynamics10m
1 praktische Übung
Module Three: What have you learned?20m
Woche
4
2 Stunden zum Abschließen

How is an Ecosystem a System?

This week, we will further their understanding about what makes an ecosystem a system by examining the flow of energy and matter through different parts of the environment. This includes understanding the interactions of biotic and abiotic factors within an ecosystem and the services each component provides. We will introduce the complicated effects of both abiotic (climate change) and biotic (herbivory) interactions within a coastal salt marsh system, touching on ecological concepts of thresholds in a system and ecosystem resistance and resilience....
3 Videos (Gesamt 52 min), 2 Lektüren, 1 Quiz
3 Videos
Climate Stress and Coastal Food Webs43m
Analyzing Patterns in a Savanna Landscape7m
2 Lektüren
Flow of Energy and Matter in an Ecosystem10m
Ecosystem Services, Functioning, and Resilience10m
1 praktische Übung
Module Four: What have you learned?20m
Woche
5
2 Stunden zum Abschließen

Can an Ecosystem Recover?

This week we conclude by focusing on the role of humans in ecosystems: how humans interact with and are shaped by their environments. We explore the meaning of the “anthropocene” (the title given to the current geological age in recognition of significant impact of human activities) and investigate management approaches that balance human needs and biodiversity. We also return to Gorongosa National Park to wrap up the course, shifting the conversation from "Can an ecosystem recover?" to "Should it recover?" and "What does a successful recovery look like?" We explore how conservation might have to adjust to future challenges such as climate change, extinctions, and human population growth. We also introduce the idea that a spectrum of conservation approaches is necessary, from the preservation of land and species, to the integration of biodiversity into market economies, to the creation and management of “novel” ecosystems. ...
4 Videos (Gesamt 56 min), 3 Lektüren, 1 Quiz
4 Videos
Conserving and Restoring Ecosystems24m
Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation: Looking Ahead15m
Biocultural Approaches to Conservation13m
3 Lektüren
The Anthropocene10m
Conservation Today and Looking Ahead10m
Gorongosa: What Does the Future Look Like?10m
1 praktische Übung
Module Five: What have you learned?20m
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von ARJan 5th 2019

It was a very informative course giving in depth knowledge about ecology. The lecturers conducting the course have been amazing with their work. Thanks a lot to the entire crew.

von SJFeb 24th 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed this course. The material is comprehensive and understandable. The information is relevant and should be viewed by students at all levels. Thank you :)

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