Ecology II

lbio1217  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

Ecology II
3.00 credits
30.0 h + 10.0 h
To follow this course, it is necessary to master the knowledge and skills developed in the course LBIO1117 (Ecology I)
Main themes
In this course the basics of ecology that were presented in the first course, LBIO1117 Ecologie I, are treated in more detail, including elements of population dynamics and community ecology.
Learning outcomes

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

1 To give an outline of spatial-temporal mechanisms of adaptation of living beings, of the way populations and their regulation systems function. In particular, analysis of population-environment systems are seen and emphasis on correlations between natural history of individuals and population strategies with different changes in their environment. We also want the students to understand the aim and conceptual scene of behaviour ecology (relations between natural selection, ecology and behaviour) and to be able to use these concepts by testing the hypothesis in a decisional way.
This course will be given by Thierry Hance
The topics covered are
1) demecology and population dynamics based on data drawn from observation and experience of the living world;
2) Prey-predator relationships and competition
3) Analysis of food-web and living communities
3) An introduction to sociality
Teaching methods
Classroom ex-cathedra course, reading of articles and practical work in the field with a synthesis presentation
Evaluation methods
Written exam with open questions.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Minor in Scientific Culture

Master [120] in Environmental Science and Management

Bachelor in Biology

Interdisciplinary Advanced Master in Science and Management of the Environment and Sustainable Development

Master [120] in Geography : General