Second to fifth year students (intermediate level)
Basic knowledge of ecology
The course will give information on the spatial structure and dynamics of fragmented populations. The topics deal with habitat loss and fragmentation, metapopulation concepts and modelling, the causes and patterns of extinctions, dispersal, population genetics and species interactions in fragmented landscapes, impacts of climate change and concepts of spatial conservation planning with focus on fragmented populations.
18.104.22.168.2015 Mon, Wed, Fri 10-12 lectures,
29.9., 6.10. Tue, 15.10. Thu 10-12 practicals,
9.-18.11. Mon, Wed 9.00-12 discussions,
20.-21.11. week-end seminar
Place: Bio 3, 5405 (lectures),
Viikki A building ATK 155A 29.9., 6.10., Info 138 ATK 15.10., (practicals),
Bio 3, 5450, 6406, 6201 (2.-4.11.),
Bio 3, 5405, 6406, 1401 (9.-18.11.) (dicussions)
Lectures (14 x 2 h), computer practicals (6 h), discussion sessions (6 x 90 min), weekend seminar, lecture exam, optional book exam.
Seminar work, written exam
Will be given during the course; Hanski, Ilkka (2005) "The shrinking world: ecological consequences of habitat loss".
Enrolment in WebOodi
Seminar work, written exam.
Steven Parratt, steven.parratt|at|helsinki.fi