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Module code: BI303
Credits: 5
Semester: 1
Department: BIOLOGY
International: Yes
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Topics covered include: Soil ecology and the role of microbes in nutrient cycling; The interaction of climate and soil in the formation of the 10 principal global biomes; Vegetation change through succession: patterns, mechanisms and examples from Bogs and Sand Dunes; Lotka-Volterra modeling of organism and population interactions; Intra-specific competition within species; Inter-specific competition between species; Predatory-Prey relationships; Density-dependent and Density-Independent selection mechanisms; Gradients and patterns of global species diversity. Along with a lab-based practical component there will be a weekend field course to introduce field observation of ecological processes.

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