Ecology

Introduction and contents

The materials listed below are presented on the following pages of this unit in pdf format.

  • Book 1: Interactions

    • Session 1: Ecology: The study of interactions

    • Session 2: Competition, predation and herbivory

    • Session 3: Physical factors and climate

    • Session 4: The chemical environment

  • Book 2: Population Ecology

    • Session 1: Life, birth and death

    • Session 2: Population regulation and dynamics

    • Session 3: Competition and coexistence

    • Session 4: Predation: population dynamics of predators and their prey

    • Session 5: Life-history patterns

  • Book 3: Communities

    • Session 1: Biogeography

    • Session 2: Community composition, structure and function

    • Session 3: Ecological succession

  • Book 4: Ecosystems

    • Session 1: Energy and ecosystems

    • Session 2: Mineral cycles and ecosystems

    • Session 3: Change and stability

  • Book 5: Humans and Ecosystems

    • Session 1: The results of human activity

    • Session 2: Humans as ecological agents

    • Session 3: Ecology and decision-making

Learning outcomes