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Approx. 7 hours to complete

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Welcome to the Course

2 videos (Total 6 min), 5 readings
2 videos
About the course3m
5 readings
About the course team10m
About the International Master's Degree in Biodiversity10m
Recommended literature for the course10m
Entering questionnaire10m
Let's mark ourselves on the map10m
1 hour to complete

Module 1. The Scope of Ecology

5 videos (Total 33 min), 1 quiz
5 videos
1.2 Plant and animal adaptations and interactions with the environment6m
1.3 Environmental conditions and Earth’s biomes6m
1.4 Life histories and populations5m
1.5 Interspecific competition and the avoidance of competition5m
1 practice exercise
Quiz – Module 120m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Module 2. The Ecosystem

5 videos (Total 27 min), 1 quiz
5 videos
2.2 Mutualistic interactions5m
2.3 Evolutionary ecology5m
2.4 The ecology of biological diversity6m
2.5 Energy flux and biogeochemical cycles4m
1 practice exercise
Quiz – Module 220m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Module 3. Energy in Ecological Systems

5 videos (Total 30 min), 1 quiz
5 videos
3.2 Parasites, predators and Gaian effects4m
3.3 Biodiversity, hypercycles and Gaia6m
3.4 Regulating ecological processes5m
3.5 Biomass, photosynthesis and carbon sequestration8m
1 practice exercise
Quiz – Module 320m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Module 4. Population Ecology and Evolution

5 videos (Total 34 min), 1 quiz
5 videos
4.2 Sustainability5m
4.3 Human impacts on ecosystems6m
4.4 Conservation biology6m
4.5 You as an ecologist!9m
1 practice exercise
Quiz – Module 420m
4.3
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Top reviews from Ecology: from cells to Gaia

By YMDec 3rd 2019

The course is very useful for those who are concerned with the enviromantal studies and conservation of the Earth. It is very simple to understand and is provided with videos and transcriptions.

Instructor

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Roberto Cazzolla Gatti

Ph.D., Associate Professor in Ecology and Biodiversity
Biological Diversity and Ecology Laboratory, Bio-Clim-Land Centre of Excellence, Biological Institute

About National Research Tomsk State University

National Research Tomsk State University is the largest classical university in the Asian part of Russia. For over 135 years TSU has been training the scientific and managerial elite, based on the integration of academic process and fundamental scientific research. It is a renowned center of education, science, innovations and attraction for creative talents, a generator of advanced ideas, and a paragon of adherence to the best traditions of Russian higher education. There are 23 departments and learning institutes, 1 University branch, Institute of Distance Education, Institute of Innovations in Education operating at TSU, and more than 17,000 students studying at the University, with 135 subject areas and specialties to choose from. TSU offers 136 Master’s programmes in 55 areas of academic studies and counting. The number of international students is constantly increasing, now with more than 1300 TSU students coming from countries such as the USA, UK, Germany, France, Australia, Italy, Poland, Mongolia, China, Vietnam, Korea, Columbia, Turkey and others....

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