BIOL 308 (Fall)

Ecological Dynamics


 
Instructor(s):
F. Guichard TBA (514) 398-6464 frederic.guichard@mcgill.ca
Workload:
3 credits (3-1-5)
Prerequisites:
BIOL 215 or both ENVR 200 and ENVR 202.
Content:

Population dynamics
•  Population growth
•  Regulation of population growth
•  Time delays and stochastic processes
•  Metapopulation dynamics

Species interactions
•  Competition
•  Predator-prey
•  Epidemics
•  Mutualism

Community dynamics
•  Multispecies communities and niche theory
•  Island biogeography
•  Successions
•  Food chains and trophic interactions
•  Food webs
       
Readings:
Textbook: Community Ecology by Gary G. Mittelbach. 2012, Sinauer, Sunderland.
Method:
Two 1.5 hour lectures per week; four 2-hour tutorials over the semester.
Evaluation:

Midterm exam, problems based on tutorials and final examination. The exam will consist of multiple choice questions, short answer questions and problems.


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Last update: March 21, 2017