The course is aimed at the acquisition of knowledge on the fundamentals of ecology, particularly on the physical environment and the abiotic and biotic interactions of species.
The physical context of Marine Communities – foundation species in marine ecosystems – marine dispersal – the role of infectious diseases in marine communities – biodiversity and ecosystem function – the biogeography of marine communities – marine historical ecology – Intertidal rocky shores – coastal dune communities - soft sediment communities – salt marsh communities – seagrasses – kelp forests – coral reef ecosystem – coralligenous communities – mangroves – pelagic communities – phytoplankton communities – deep sea hydrothermal vent communities
Bertness M, Bruno J, Silliman BR, E JJ Stachowicz, 2014. Marine Community Ecology. Sinauer.
The slides and other materials used for lectures will be made available to the students.
The course will consist of lectures, practicals and field work.
Dipartimento di SCIENZE DELLA NATURA E DEL TERRITORIO
VIA Piandanna 4 SASSARI
Tel. 079 228643
Monday 11.00 – 12.00