Basics in Theoretical Ecology National Taiwan University
I open several related courses. Please visit our lab website for more detailed info on how to choose my lectures based on your preference. http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~tksmiki/for_Students_%28zhong_wen%29.html This is a basic course intended for senior undergraduate and graduate students with knowledge of basic biology. Students who are interested in any fields in ecosystem sciences (e.g. ecology, microbial biology, oceanography, and conservation biology) are all welcome. The background for advanced mathematics is not presumed. We will learn basic mathematical methods for analyzing ecological systems with one-species, two-species, and more species. Statistics and computer programming are beyond our focus. The course is designed for hand-on work. We just need ?gpaper-and-pencil?h for learning how to think quantitatively about populations and communities. If necessary, we will also use well-developed software but we do not need skills in computer programming. There will be dedicated time every week for students to do ?gpaper-and-pencil?h exercise. The topics may include: 1. Introduction to theoretical ecology 2. Exponential and logistic population growth 3. Competitive interaction 4. Resource-consumer dynamics 5. Community dynamics and material fluxes 6. Population dynamics in space 7. Community dynamics in space 8. Matrix models for populations and communities 9. Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning 10. Introduction to numerical calculations 11. Practice for developing a new model
The objectives is to provide students with mathematical skills for dynamical modeling of populations and communities, which are necessary for mechanistic and quantitative understanding of complexity in ecological systems.
Online Course Requirement
Graduate Institute of Oceanography, Marine Biology & Fisheries Division, Introductory Course of Marine Science
Site for Inquiry
Please inquire about the courses at the address below.
Email address: http://www.oc.ntu.edu.tw/?lang=en