916110 Basic concepts in ecology II: Ecophysiology and ecology of biocoenoses

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2020
Languages of instruction


Organisms in their environment; conditions and resources: light, temperature, nutrients, water, wind; ecophysiological adaptibilites; orientation.

Community ecology and ecosystems: interspecific interactions, ecological niches, biomes, food webs, probiosis and antibiosis, communication;

energy and nutrient cycles in ecosystems; dynamics and stability of ecosystems, anthropogenic influences on ecosystems

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Introduction to concepts in ecology as a prerequisite for courses in Management of Environmental and Biological Resources as well as forestry. Of particular importance to students with limited exposure to biology and ecology during High School. Required for Hunting License examination.
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