COMMUNITY ECOLOGY

Insegnamento
COMMUNITY ECOLOGY
Insegnamento in inglese
COMMUNITY ECOLOGY
Settore disciplinare
BIO/07
Corso di studi di riferimento
COASTAL AND MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY
Crediti
6.0
Ripartizione oraria
Ore Attività frontale: 60.0
Anno accademico
2018/2019
Anno di erogazione
2018/2019
Anno di corso
1
Lingua
INGLESE
Percorso
PERCORSO COMUNE
Docente responsabile dell'erogazione
MANCINELLI GIORGIO
Sede
Lecce - Università degli Studi

Descrizione dell'insegnamento

Knowledge of basic ecological concepts provided in undergraduate ecology courses

The course presents a detailed analysis of fundamental theories in community ecology in relation to the general historical context of the evolution of the ecological discipline, from Charles Elton to the present day; subsequently, it addresses specific conceptual and methodological issues focused on: i) macroecology and community assembly, ii) diversity-function relationships, iii) top-down and bottom-up controls on community organization, iv) food webs. Laboratory activities focus on the formalization and analysis of ecological data using advanced statistical methods and dedicated freeware packages (R)

To highlight and bring to students in a clear and contextualized way the most updated and discussed conceptual issues in community ecology, and at the same time provide the necessary statistical and methodological tools to analyze the structure and dynamics of natural communities

Lectures – Slides available online in pdf format - Reading of seminal papers in community ecology followed by discussion (student talks) - Group activities (working groups) analyzing specific topics related with the course - Supervised practical activities conducted in the computer lab using previously prepared material made available on-line

Final exam consisting in i) a written review focusing on the publications read during the course and ii) written test with multiple choice questions.

Morin - Community Ecology
Gotelli - Null Models in Ecology
Polis & Winemiller - Food Webs
Bolker - Ecological Models and Data in R

Semestre
Secondo Semestre (dal 11/03/2019 al 07/06/2019)

Tipo esame
Obbligatorio

Valutazione
Orale - Voto Finale

Orario dell'insegnamento
https://easyroom.unisalento.it/Orario