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Intermediate Level
Approx. 7 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome to the Course

1 hour to complete
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

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 33 min)
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 130m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Module 2. The Ecosystem

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 27 min)
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 230m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Module 3. Energy in Ecological Systems

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 30 min)
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 330m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Module 4. Population Ecology and Evolution

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 34 min)
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 430m

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