Ecology: An Introduction
University of Stirling
Area of Study
Ecology, Environmental Science, Geography
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits1
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units2
Hours & Credits
To provide a basic understanding of the key concepts in ecology by introducing the core principles of behavioural, organismal, population, community and ecosystem ecology and of global patterns of biodiversity.
By the end of this unit, students should be able to:
Understand key ecological theories, with application to novel scenarios
Calculate population sizes and biodiversity indices using a variety of techniques
Identify local animal and plant species
Estimate forest structure and biomass, and understand how they interact
Use Excel to calculate ecological indices and generate graphics
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