912113 Basic concepts in ecology I: Ecological genetics, behavioral and population ecology

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Godbold, Douglas L. , Renner, Swen , Rewald, Boris
Offered in
Wintersemester 2022/23
Languages of instruction


1. Introduction into ecology as scientific discipline: basics and definitions; why ecology? Examples for applications of ecological knowledge and problems arising from missing or wrong ecosystem understanding. 2. Genetic ecology: the diversity of life - biodiversity and basics in ecological genetics; selection and gene flow; speciation and species loss; genetics and resource management; 3. Behaviour ecology; evolutionary arms races; living in groups; reproduction;

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

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