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Redefinir os prazos de acordo com sua programação.
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Aprox. 10 horas para completar

Sugerido: 5 hours/week...
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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

Semana
1
Horas para completar
2 horas para concluir

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....
Reading
3 vídeos (Total de 26 min), 7 leituras, 1 teste
Video3 videos
Introduction to Module One1min
Africa's Savanna Ecosystems23min
Reading7 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
Quiz1 exercício prático
Module One: What have you learned?20min
Semana
2
Horas para completar
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....
Reading
3 vídeos (Total de 38 min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
Video3 videos
Modeling Population and Species Interactions Holiday Lecture29min
Surveying Ant Diversity in Gorongosa National Park7min
Reading2 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
Quiz1 exercício prático
Module Two: What have you learned?20min
Semana
3
Horas para completar
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?...
Reading
4 vídeos (Total de 86 min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
Video4 videos
How Species Coexist26min
Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others: Keystone Species and Trophic Cascades19min
Communities as Ecological Networks39min
Reading2 leituras
Communities and the Interaction Between Species10min
Community Structure and Dynamics10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Module Three: What have you learned?20min
Semana
4
Horas para completar
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....
Reading
3 vídeos (Total de 52 min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
Video3 videos
Climate Stress and Coastal Food Webs43min
Analyzing Patterns in a Savanna Landscape7min
Reading2 leituras
Flow of Energy and Matter in an Ecosystem10min
Ecosystem Services, Functioning, and Resilience10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Module Four: What have you learned?20min
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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!

por RCJun 6th 2018

Great course--a good combination of lectures, articles, and appropriate assignments. Enjoyed the practical and positive spin of the course!

Instrutores

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Ana Luz Porzecanski

Director
Center for Biodiversity and Conservation

Sobre American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific, educational and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition....

Sobre Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance biomedical research and science education. The HHMI BioInteractive website provides free multimedia resources to science educators and students. They include multimedia interactive resources, such as apps, animations, videos, click and learns, and virtual labs....

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