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Неделя
1
2 ч. на завершение

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 видео ((всего 26 мин.)), 7 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
3 видео
Introduction to Module One1мин
Africa's Savanna Ecosystems23мин
7 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Syllabus5мин
Classroom Resources10мин
Course Credits1мин
Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park: Can an Ecosystem Recover?10мин
Introduction to Ecology10мин
Introduction to Biodiversity10мин
Introduction to Systems--and Systems Thinking10мин
1 практическое упражнение
Module One: What have you learned?20мин
Неделя
2
1 ч. на завершение

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 видео ((всего 38 мин.)), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
3 видео
Modeling Population and Species Interactions Holiday Lecture29мин
Surveying Ant Diversity in Gorongosa National Park7мин
2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
How do we Study a Population--and Why? Part I: Population Dynamics10мин
How do we Study a Population--and Why? Part II: Modeling Population Growth10мин
1 практическое упражнение
Module Two: What have you learned?20мин
Неделя
3
2 ч. на завершение

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 видео ((всего 86 мин.)), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
4 видео
How Species Coexist26мин
Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others: Keystone Species and Trophic Cascades19мин
Communities as Ecological Networks39мин
2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Communities and the Interaction Between Species10мин
Community Structure and Dynamics10мин
1 практическое упражнение
Module Three: What have you learned?20мин
Неделя
4
2 ч. на завершение

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 видео ((всего 52 мин.)), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
3 видео
Climate Stress and Coastal Food Webs43мин
Analyzing Patterns in a Savanna Landscape7мин
2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Flow of Energy and Matter in an Ecosystem10мин
Ecosystem Services, Functioning, and Resilience10мин
1 практическое упражнение
Module Four: What have you learned?20мин
Неделя
5
2 ч. на завершение

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 видео ((всего 56 мин.)), 3 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
4 видео
Conserving and Restoring Ecosystems24мин
Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation: Looking Ahead15мин
Biocultural Approaches to Conservation13мин
3 материала для самостоятельного изучения
The Anthropocene10мин
Conservation Today and Looking Ahead10мин
Gorongosa: What Does the Future Look Like?10мин
1 практическое упражнение
Module Five: What have you learned?20мин
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автор: 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.

автор: RNJun 14th 2018

I recommend this course to everyone who loves Wildlife Conservation. I learned new knowledge and awareness from the very good speakers and the articles presented. Good job!

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