the exam will be oral.
At the end of the course the student will have acquired the primary elements of the ecosystem: the flow of energy, the cycling of materials, the structure of the biotic elements.
Definition of the ecosystem and the description of its various aspects.
Physical environment and its variations.
Natural populations and their variations.
Structure of biological communities in time and space.
Energy flow and biogeochemical cycles.
Resistance and resilience.
Ecosystem and landscape.
Urban and rural landscapes: identification and management.
Natural landscapes in their ecosystem context,
Human structures and geostructures under the effect of the proliferation of different species.
Archaeological structures as a habitat.
Conservation in an environmental or landscape system.
Biodeterioration and bioconservation.
Cunningham William P., Cunningham M. Ann, Saigo Barbara W. Fundamentals of ecology. AA edited by: Basset A.,
Rossi L. Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Specific bibliography will be provided during the course.