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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

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1
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Can an Ecosystem Recover?

We begin in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, and pose the question: Can this ecosystem recover after a 15-year civil war? To answer this question, learners must first consider what they need to know—what are the parts that make up this ecosystem, and how do they interact and work together? How do ecosystems react to disruption? How do we know? We will begin to explore the ecosystem as a dynamic whole rather than as a collection of parts, considering how changes might affect the system in a variety of ways. This application of a systems thinking lens to understanding ecosystems will be a common theme throughout the course....
3 vídeos (total de (Total 26 mín.) min), 7 leituras, 1 teste
3 videos
Introduction to Module One1min
Africa's Savanna Ecosystems23min
7 leituras
Syllabus5min
Classroom Resources10min
Course Credits1min
Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park: Can an Ecosystem Recover?10min
Introduction to Ecology10min
Introduction to Biodiversity10min
Introduction to Systems--and Systems Thinking10min
1 exercício prático
Module One: What have you learned?20min
Semana
2
1 hora para concluir

How Do We Study Populations?

This week, we narrow the focus to populations within ecosystems. Who or what populates an ecosystem, and what are their roles? How do these roles change over time? What happens when a species is removed from a system? How do scientists study the populations within an ecosystem, from its largest to its smallest inhabitants? You will explore the important roles different species can play—such as ecosystem engineers, keystone species, and indicator species—and how they shape their ecosystems....
3 vídeos (total de (Total 38 mín.) min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
3 videos
Modeling Population and Species Interactions Holiday Lecture29min
Surveying Ant Diversity in Gorongosa National Park7min
2 leituras
How do we Study a Population--and Why? Part I: Population Dynamics10min
How do we Study a Population--and Why? Part II: Modeling Population Growth10min
1 exercício prático
Module Two: What have you learned?20min
Semana
3
2 horas para concluir

How Do Species Coexist?

This week we focus on community ecology and further explore the interactions between species in an ecosystem. For instance, how does the decline in a population from an ecosystem (as was the case in Gorongosa) affect the other players? How does adding a population -- such as an invasive species or translocated herds -- affect an ecosystem?...
4 vídeos (total de (Total 86 mín.) min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
4 videos
How Species Coexist26min
Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others: Keystone Species and Trophic Cascades19min
Communities as Ecological Networks39min
2 leituras
Communities and the Interaction Between Species10min
Community Structure and Dynamics10min
1 exercício prático
Module Three: What have you learned?20min
Semana
4
2 horas para concluir

How is an Ecosystem a System?

This week, we will further their understanding about what makes an ecosystem a system by examining the flow of energy and matter through different parts of the environment. This includes understanding the interactions of biotic and abiotic factors within an ecosystem and the services each component provides. We will introduce the complicated effects of both abiotic (climate change) and biotic (herbivory) interactions within a coastal salt marsh system, touching on ecological concepts of thresholds in a system and ecosystem resistance and resilience....
3 vídeos (total de (Total 52 mín.) min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
3 videos
Climate Stress and Coastal Food Webs43min
Analyzing Patterns in a Savanna Landscape7min
2 leituras
Flow of Energy and Matter in an Ecosystem10min
Ecosystem Services, Functioning, and Resilience10min
1 exercício prático
Module Four: What have you learned?20min
Semana
5
2 horas para concluir

Can an Ecosystem Recover?

This week we conclude by focusing on the role of humans in ecosystems: how humans interact with and are shaped by their environments. We explore the meaning of the “anthropocene” (the title given to the current geological age in recognition of significant impact of human activities) and investigate management approaches that balance human needs and biodiversity. We also return to Gorongosa National Park to wrap up the course, shifting the conversation from "Can an ecosystem recover?" to "Should it recover?" and "What does a successful recovery look like?" We explore how conservation might have to adjust to future challenges such as climate change, extinctions, and human population growth. We also introduce the idea that a spectrum of conservation approaches is necessary, from the preservation of land and species, to the integration of biodiversity into market economies, to the creation and management of “novel” ecosystems. ...
4 vídeos (total de (Total 56 mín.) min), 3 leituras, 1 teste
4 videos
Conserving and Restoring Ecosystems24min
Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation: Looking Ahead15min
Biocultural Approaches to Conservation13min
3 leituras
The Anthropocene10min
Conservation Today and Looking Ahead10min
Gorongosa: What Does the Future Look Like?10min
1 exercício prático
Module Five: What have you learned?20min
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por ARJan 5th 2019

It was a very informative course giving in depth knowledge about ecology. The lecturers conducting the course have been amazing with their work. Thanks a lot to the entire crew.

por RNJun 14th 2018

I recommend this course to everyone who loves Wildlife Conservation. I learned new knowledge and awareness from the very good speakers and the articles presented. Good job!

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Ana Luz Porzecanski

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Center for Biodiversity and Conservation

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