831330 Ecology

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Hille, Sabine , Tremetsberger, Karin , Hietz, Peter , Funk, Andrea , Hein, Thomas
Offered in
Wintersemester 2022/23
Languages of instruction


1.FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES: environmental factors, bioindication, resources
2.INTERACTIONS: competition, predation, decomposers
3.BIOCOENOSES (COMMUNITIES): energy flow, nutrient balance, structure, stability, succession
4.POPULATIONS: adaptation, evolution, ecological niche, individuals - population, migration, dispersal, life cycle, frequency of occurrence, endangerment

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

After successful completion of the course, the students have theoretical and practical knowledge of ecological cycles, interactions and population ecology. They know fundamental terms and facts and understand the great importance of interactions in ecosystems and organisms. Their gained knowledge establishes the basis for problem solving in conservation and management, but also for the understanding of biodiversity.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.