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Advanced Ecology

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Kod przedmiotu: WB.INS-1 Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (0511) Biologia
Nazwa przedmiotu: Advanced Ecology
Jednostka: Instytut Nauk o Środowisku
Grupy:
Punkty ECTS i inne: 9.00
Język prowadzenia: angielski

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr letni 2016/2017" (zakończony)

Okres: 2017-02-25 - 2017-06-14
Wybrany podział planu:


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Typ zajęć: Ćwiczenia, 30 godzin więcej informacji
Ćwiczenia terenowe, 24 godzin więcej informacji
Konwersatorium, 30 godzin więcej informacji
Seminarium, 6 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: January Weiner
Prowadzący grup: Amadeusz Bryła, Anna Giermek, Anna Rożen, Łukasz Sobczyk, January Weiner, Katarzyna Woch
Strona przedmiotu: http://www.eko.uj.edu.pl/weiner/kursy/EcoEvoAdvEcol/kursWBINS1.html
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Zaliczenie na ocenę
Efekty kształcenia:

(tylko po angielsku) Knowledge:

Students:

- Understand the mechanisms of the basic ecological processes at the level of populations, communities and ecosystems; the principles of ecosystem functioning on the example of a forest ecosystem;

- Know the basic methods of ecosystem survey and field measurements, collecting materials and sampling, concerning: biomass stand and production, abundances, productivity and respiration of selected groups of consumers and destruents, rates of decomposition);

- Know and comprehend the most important population and ecosystem models.


Practical skills:

Students:

- Are able to estimate the energy (carb on) balance of an ecosystem;

- Can employ simple mathematical models and statistical methods;

- are able to search for adequate literature sources and critically select the data needed;

- Can prepare a research protocol and a written study report;

- Can present the results in the form of oral presentation.


Social competence:

Students:

- Can effectively cooperate in a group;

- Have a scientifically based, critical attitude to ecological issues;

- Are aware of controversies in contemporary scientific ecology

- Are confident of scientific methodology;

Wymagania wstępne:

(tylko po angielsku) Basic course of ecology (e.g., WBNZ-472); ability to effectively use computer with Windows OS and basic software (Microsoft Office or equivalent).

Forma i warunki zaliczenia:

(tylko po angielsku) Conditions of passing the course:

- accepted protocols from individual work;

- delivered final written report (electronic format) and oral presentation (a Power Point file or equivalent).

- Evaluation of final written report (75% of the score)

- Evaluation of oral presentation (25% of the score)

Grading scale

(%) Grade

- < 40%: 2.0

- 40 - 49.5%: 3.0

- 50 - 59.5%: 3.5

- 60 - 69.5%: 4.0

- 70 - 79.5%: 4.5

- ≥80%: 5.0


Metody sprawdzania i kryteria oceny efektów kształcenia uzyskanych przez studentów:

(tylko po angielsku) - Evaluation of protocols: passed – not passed (the protocols must meet the required quality level);

- Evaluation of final report and oral presentation;


Metody dydaktyczne:

(tylko po angielsku) - Conversational lectures: 3 hrs x 10 weeks

- Field work: 3 x 8 hrs (full day trips)

- Practical classes: 3 x 10 hrs

- Individual and group work on preparing projects and reports;

- Individual or small group consultations (3 instructors will be available at least 2 hrs a week during the whole course)

- Seminars (2 x 3 hrs final seminars with oral presentations)

Bilans punktów ECTS:

(tylko po angielsku) Participation in conversational lectures: 30 hrs

Field work: 24 hrs

Participation in lab practicals: 30 hrs

Individual consultations: 6 hrs

Individual work on study project, including:

statistical analysis of empirical data: 20 hrs

computer modeling: 20 hrs

literature search: 20 hrs

reading texts: 30 hrs

writing the final report: 20 hrs

Preparation of oral presentation: 8 hrs

Participation in seminar: 6 hrs

TOTAL: 224 hrs

Pełny opis:

Primary production, secondary production, decomposition, ecological bioenergetics, energy and master flow, element cycling, trophic webs, functional groups, trophic cascade in terrestrial ecosystems, community structure, biodiversity indices, quantitative methods in biodiversity analysis, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Energy balance in animals. Concurrent theories concerning functional effects of biodiversity. Methods of ecological field research (spatial orientation, sampling, documentation). Methods of field estimation of primary production, abundance of animal populations, modeling of ecosystem networks from field and literature data. Numerical simulation modelling. Allometry.

Literatura: (tylko po angielsku)

Handbooks: Krebs: Ecology (2009); Krebs (2012): Ecological methodology; Gotelli & Ellison: Primer of ecological statistics.

Instructions for individual projects and additional study materials made available on the web page of the course.

Opisy przedmiotów w USOS i USOSweb są chronione prawem autorskim.
Właścicielem praw autorskich jest Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie.