Ecology

General Ecology

(for students of the second year of bachelor studies)

The lecture deals with basic ecological concepts:

Lecture 1: The evolution of life and life histories

Lecture 2: The flux of energy and matter

Lecture 3: Individuals and populations

Lecture 4: Ecological communities

Lecture 5: Positive and negative species interactions

Lecture 6: Trophic networks

Lecture 7: Distributions in time

Lecture 8: Distributions in space

Lecture 9: Function and diversity

Lecture 10: The human impact

Literature: A list of literature and internet pages is given during the lecture.

Examine: written test after the end of the exercises.

Terrestrial Ecology
(for students of the second year of bachelor studies in biology)

The lecture deals with basic ecological concepts:

Lecture 1: The evolution of life and life histories
Lecture 2: The flux of energy and matter
Lecture 3: Individuals and populations
Lecture 4: Ecological communities
Lecture 5: Positive and negative species interactions
Lecture 6: Trophic networks
Lecture 7: Distributions in time
Lecture 8: Distributions in space
Lecture 9: Function and diversity
Lecture 10: The human impact

Literature: A list of literature and internet pages is given during the lecture.

Examine: written test after the end of the exercises.

Ecological and environmental modelling

(for students of the first year of magister studies)

The lecture deals with basic approaches to ecological modelling:

Lecture 1: What is a model?

Lecture 2: How to choose the right statistics

Lecture 3: Short recapitulation of Matrix algebra

Lecture 4: Linear regression models

Lecture 5: More on regression

Lecture 6: Variance analysis

Lecture 7: Model selection techniques

Lecture 8: Species distribution modelling

Literature: A list of literature and internet pages is given during the lecture.

Examine: written test after the end of the exercises.

Advanced analytical approaches in ecological data analysis

(for students of the second year of magister studies)

The lecture deals with multivariate analytical approaches

Lecture 1: Overview

Lecture 2: Species co-occurrences and null models

Lecture 3: Traits and phylogeny

Lecture 4: Environment and species occurrence

Lecture 5: Traits and environment

Literature: A list of literature and internet pages is given during the lecture.

Examine: written test after the end of the exercises.

Basics in population ecology

(for students of the second year of magister studies)

The lecture deals with basic approaches to population ecology and demography:

Lecture 1: Simple growth processes

Lecture 2: Outbreaks

Lecture 3: Age structured populations

Lecture 4: Harvesting and viability analysis

Lecture 5: Compettition, predation, and parasitism

Lecture 6: Populations in space I

Lecture 7: Populations in space II

Literature: A list of literature and internet pages is given during the lecture.

Examine: written test after the end of the exercises.

Scientific writing and publishing

(for students of the first year of magister studies)

The lecture gives basic advices for sucessful scientific writing:

Lecture 1: Scientific writing

Literature: A list of literature and internet pages is given during the lecture.

Examine: written test after the end of the exercises.

Scientific fund raising

(for students of the third year of magister studies)

The lecture gives an overview over Polish granting agencies:

Lecture 1: Fund raising

Literature: A list of literature and internet pages is given during the lecture.

Examine: written test after the end of the exercises.