Community Ecology

Nelson Mandela University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Community Ecology

  • Host University

    Nelson Mandela University

  • Location

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Ecology, Zoology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    0
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    1
  • Overview

    Syllabus

    PURPOSE
    To develop the students? ability to understand the principles of community ecology.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES
    Learners must be able to:

    • understand and identify the factors responsible for community ecology;
    • apply scientific principles to the study of ecology;
    • apply interactions and community structure concepts to an understanding of ecosystem functioning;
    • understand the composition and structure of a community.

    CORE CONTENT

    • Competition.
    • Exploitative interactions: predation, herbivory,parasites.
    • Mutualism.
    • Species abundance and Diversity.
    • Interaction and community structures.
    • Production and energy flow.