99年第1學期-4329 生態系生態學 課程資訊

課程分享

選課分析

本課程名額為 70人,已有5人選讀,尚餘名額65人。

評分方式

評分項目 配分比例 說明
class participation 10
presentation of assigned reading 10
midterm exam 20
final research paper 35
final exam 25

授課教師

江智民

教育目標

1. Understand the movement and transformation of energy and materials into, within, and out of the system. 2. Understand the key processes that shape the structure and function of an ecosystem. 3. Discuss how human induced global change affects the ecosystem stability and function. 4. Identify questions that are important in the field of ecosystem ecology. 5. Evaluate journal articles in the field of ecosystem ecology.

課程概述

Ecosystem is an integration of biological and non-biological parts of an area. The primary focus of this course is to understand the movement and transformation of energy and materials into, within, and out of the system. They key processes that shape the structure and function of an ecosystem, including hydrologic and nutrient cycling, ecosystem productivity, disturbances, and invasive species, will be covered in this course. Discussion of how human induced global change affects the ecosystem stability and function will also be covered. At the end of this course, students are expected to understand the basic principles and concepts of ecosystem ecology and explain why it is relevant to the society.

課程資訊

參考書目

Chapin FS, Mooney HA, and Chapin MC (2002) Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology, Springer, New York, NY.