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Basic Ecology (APL 1004)

Course code

Course group

Volume in ECTS credits

Course hours

APL 1004

C

3

80

Course type (compulsory or optional)

Optional

Course level (study cycle)

Bachelor

Semester the course is delivered

Autumn

Study form (face-to-face or distant)

Face-to-face

Course title in Lithuanian

BENDROJI EKOLOGIJA

Course title in English

BASIC ECOLOGY

Short course annotation in Lithuanian

Dalyko tikslas – suteikti žinių apie pagrindines ekologijos sąvokas, dėsningumus, principus ir metodus, aplinkos ypatybes, aplinkos veiksnius ir jų poveikį organizmams, populiacijų bendruosius dėsningumus ir dinamiką, ekosistemų, ekosferos ypatybes ir raidą, antroppgenezę, svarbiausių biogenų biogeocheminės apytakos ciklus, svarbiausias ekologines problemas, saugomas teritorijas.

 

 

Short course annotation in English

The course will cover objective, history, methods of ecology; environmental factors and their impact on biota; features and development of organisms, populations, communities, ecosystems, ecosphere; the main ecological problems. After finishing the course students will be able to orient at changeable environment, will give possibilities to analyse an ecological situation, more creatively solve the questions of valuation, rational use and protection of nature.

Prerequisites for entering the course

No prior programming experience required.

Course aim

The aim of the course is to provide knowledge on the main concepts, regularities and principles of basic ecology.

Content (topics)

 1. Objective, history, methods of ecology.
 2. Concept and specific features of the environment, environmental factors and their impact to biota.
 3. Adaptation of biota to changeable environment, ecological niche.
 4. Conception, internal structure, abundance, density; dynamics of populations.
 5. Concept, regularities of energy and material circulation, component structure, successions, mutualism and balance of energy in ecosystems.
 6. Diversity of ecosystems: terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
 7. Evolution of Lithuanian ecosystems productivity on Holocene.
 8. Concept and evolution of ecosphere, geochronology.
 9. Influence of environmental conditions on the evolution of biota, anthropogenesis.
 10. Biogeochemical circulation: concept, cycles of oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, sulfur, phosphorus circulation.
 11. Ecological problems: loss of species, changes in community due to anthropogenic transformations of ecosystems.
 12. The global ecological problems.
 13. Protected areas: the system, purposes, categories, variety.
 14. Natura 2000 network of protected areas of European Union.

Distribution of workload for students (contact and independent work hours)

Lectures – 45 hours, preparing homework – 15 hours, individual work – 20 hours.

Structure of cumulative score and value of its constituent parts

Final assessment sums the assessments of written final examination (50 %), written mid-term examination (30 %), assessment of homework (20 %).

Recommended reference materials

No.

 

Publication year

Authors of publication and title

Publishing house

Number of copies in

University library

Self-study rooms

Other libraries 

Basic materials

1.

2003

Stravinskienė, V. Bendroji ekologija. (Basic Ecology)

Šviesa  

10

 

 

2.

1992

Chapman J.L., Reiss M.J. 1992. Ecology: Principles and applications.

Cambridge University Press.

3

5

 

Supplementary materials

1.

2003

Ryden L., Migula P., Andersson, M.

Environmental science (Library VMU 14 copies).

Uppsala University Press

 

2.

2005

Juknys R. Aplinkotyra

(Environmental sciences)

(Library VMU 20 copies)

VMU press

 

Course programme designed by

Prof.Habil.Dr.Vida Stravinskienė, Department of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences

Additional information