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Intermediate Level
Approx. 8 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

Learner Career Outcomes

17%

started a new career after completing these courses

20%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

12%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Intermediate Level
Approx. 8 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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American Museum of Natural History

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Can an Ecosystem Recover?

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 26 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Introduction to Module One1m
Africa's Savanna Ecosystems23m
7 readings
Syllabus5m
Classroom Resources10m
Course Credits1m
Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park: Can an Ecosystem Recover?10m
Introduction to Ecology10m
Introduction to Biodiversity10m
Introduction to Systems--and Systems Thinking10m
1 practice exercise
Module One: What have you learned?20m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

How Do We Study Populations?

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 38 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Modeling Population and Species Interactions Holiday Lecture29m
Surveying Ant Diversity in Gorongosa National Park7m
2 readings
How do we Study a Population--and Why? Part I: Population Dynamics10m
How do we Study a Population--and Why? Part II: Modeling Population Growth10m
1 practice exercise
Module Two: What have you learned?20m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

How Do Species Coexist?

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 86 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
How Species Coexist26m
Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others: Keystone Species and Trophic Cascades19m
Communities as Ecological Networks39m
2 readings
Communities and the Interaction Between Species10m
Community Structure and Dynamics10m
1 practice exercise
Module Three: What have you learned?20m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

How is an Ecosystem a System?

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 52 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Climate Stress and Coastal Food Webs43m
Analyzing Patterns in a Savanna Landscape7m
2 readings
Flow of Energy and Matter in an Ecosystem10m
Ecosystem Services, Functioning, and Resilience10m
1 practice exercise
Module Four: What have you learned?20m

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