Ecologie des interactions

lboe2160  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Ecologie des interactions
2.00 credits
24.0 h
Main themes
Lectures in class room in three modules :

1. Plant life history traits
2. Population dynamics
3. Basics of evolutionary ecology, and particularly, behavioural ecology.
During our lectures we use PowerPoint presentations, but also videos.
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Interactions between living organisms determine the dynamic and the structure of living communities.
Moreover, they play an essential role in evolutionary process.
In terms of knowledge, students will have to understand the principles underlying the modelling of individual interaction.
Morever, they will have to know the theories on coexistence, competition, herbivory, predation, parasitism and coevolution.
At the end of the course they should be able to applied their knowledge to new situations.
Ecological interactions are between two or more species in an ecosystem, but also between two or more individuals within one population.

The course consists of three parts :

1. Plant-pollinator interactions,
2. Parasitism and mutualism (host-parasitoid and host-endsymbiont) and
3. Intra- and interspecific communication (mimicry and camouflage, signals in ecological interactions and brood parasitism).
Teaching methods
Lectures and in-class discussion.
Evaluation methods
The course will be evaluated with a written exam with open questions.
Other information
The course is given in week 7–9 of the first semester and is part of the teaching module "Ecologie des interactions" of the master BOE.
Online resources
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Geography : General

Master [120] in Biology of Organisms and Ecology

Master [60] in Biology