DETAILS:

COURSE NAME: Principles of Ecology and Evaluation
COURSE CODE: BIO 100
PROGRAM:  BSc Biotechnology
SEMESTER: Two
CREDITS: Three

SYLLABUS

  • Module 1 
    Evolution- Definition, scope and history, Darwinian view of life,
    Population-The basic unit of evolution, Origin of species, Phylogeny and systematics
  • Module 2
    Ecology and Biosphere-Introduction, biotic and abiotic factors,Biomes
  • Module 3
    Population ecology -Dynamics of population, Population growth-Exponential model Logistic growth model
  • Module 4
    Community ecology- Interactions- Biogeography, Speciation, Ecological succession, Disturbances Structure- Contrasting views
  • Module 5 
    Ecosystems- Energy flow and trophic levels, Biological and geochemical processes (BC cycles, B Pyramids etc) Human impacts on ecosystems

 

Text books

  1. Reece, Jane B., Lisa A. Urry, Michael L. Cain, Steven A. Wasserman, Peter V. Minorsky, and Robert B. Jackson. Campbell biology. Boston: Pearson, 2011.
  2. Odum, E. P. (2006). Ecology, the link between the natural and the social sciences. Oxford and IBH Publishing.

 

Reference Books

  1. Ecology, Third Edition, 2013, by Michael L. Cain and William D. Bowman
  2. Molecular Ecology, 2011, by Joanna R. Freeland and Stephen D. Petersen
  3. Evolution, 2011, by Carl T. Bergstrom and Lee Alan Dugatkin
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