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EKOL2311 Geographical plant ecology 6 ECTS
Organised by
Ecology
Person in charge
Tiedot opetusohjelmassa

Learning outcomes

To understand factors structuring plant communities by using natural vegetation patterns as equivalents of long-term experiments.

Contents

Lectures deal with macroclimate and other abiotic factors, competition between plants, herbivore-plant interactions and physical disturbances that modify plant communities, influencing the characteristics of "winners" and species diversity. In this context, we will tackle population and metapopulation dynamics and source sink dynamics, and learn the basics of the theoretical tools needed relevant for tackling these processes (e.g. game theory).

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures

lectures (6 hrs/week)

Teaching language

English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English

Active participation to lectures and successful completion of the exam. Written final exam or course essay, where the student applies the contents of the course to some specific problem related to large scale vegetation patterns.

Evaluation

Numeric 0-5.

Further information

EKOL2311 Geographical plant ecology 6 ECTS was earlier in two parts: EKOL2311 Geographical plant ecology I: [Vegetation processes in arctic, alpine and arid environments] and EKOL2315 Geographical plant ecology II [Vegetation processes in forested biomes].
The course will not be arranged during school year 2013-2014.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Biology
2017–2018
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Biology
DP in Biology
DP in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
DP in Physiology and Genetics
DP in Biology Education Track
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