The Non-Human Biosphere (13-14)
(NHB 13-14)


Ecology is the study of the spatial and temporal patterns of the distribution and abundace of organisms, including causes and consequences. This includes the study of interactions (i) between organisms, and (ii) between organisms and their abiotic environment. In this introductory course, students will gain insight into the scientific method, and basic concepts and laws in ecology, including the main ecological theories and biogeochemical cycles. The course will equip students in understanding how science (e.g. ecological principles) must be considered in managing the environment.