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ME-228 Tropical forest ecology and conservation, 5 op 
Tunniste ME-228  Voimassaolo 01.01.2017 -
Nimi Tropical forest ecology and conservation  Lyhenne Tropical forest 
Laajuus5 op   
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LajiOpintojakso   
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Opettajat
Nimi
Nicholas Hogarth 

Kuvaus
Kohderyhmä 

BSc level, but open for others as well.

 
Ajoitus 

IV period, second or third year.

 
Osaamistavoitteet 

After completing the course, the objective of the course is to provide student understands the students with understanding of structure and functioning of different types of tropical forest ecosystems. The student will learn to identify factors affecting growth, regeneration, disturbance dynamics, and diversity of tropical forests. In addition, the student will , and analyze threats to forests, such as deforestation and forest degradation, and analyze options, constraints, and challenges in conservation of tropical forests and forested landscapes.

 
Edeltävät opinnot tai edeltävä osaaminen 

ME 226 or corresponding knowledge.

 
Sisältö 
  • Tropical climate, soils, and biomesenvironment
  • Tropical forest types - structure and functioning of forest ecosystems
  • Growth, regeneration, and stand development
  • Biogeochemical cycles (e.g. nutrients, water, carbon)
  • Disturbance dynamics (e.g. fires) of tropical forest ecosystems
  • Threats to forests – deforestation and forest degradation and their drivers
  • Conservation of tropical forests and landscapes – challenges and solutions

 

 
Oppimateriaali ja kirjallisuus 

Recommended reading:

  • Ghazoul & Sheil. 2010.Tropical Rain Forest Ecology, Diversity, and Conservation. Oxford University Press. 516 p.
  • Additional reading material will be provided during the course

 

 

 
Arviointimenetelmät ja -kriteerit 

Scale 0-5. The final exam constitutes 80% of the grade, while the individual tasks constitute 20% of the grade.

 
Suoritustavat 

The course is composed of class lectures, and individual work.To complete the course, students must pass the exam (40% limit for passing the exam). Attendance to classes is recorded, but it is not mandatory.

 
Lisätiedot 

Teaching in English.

 
Yhteydet muihin opintojaksoihin 

Replaces the former course 830117 (TROP140) Tropical forest ecology and conservation 3-5 cr.

 
Vastuuhenkilö 

University lecturer Nicholas Hogarth.

 
Avainsanat 

Suitable for exchange students

 


Meneillään oleva ja tuleva opetus
Toiminnot Nimi Tyyppi op Opettaja Aikataulu
ilmoittautumisaika on päättynyt Tropical forest ecology and conservation  Luentokurssi  Nicholas Hogarth,
Markku Kanninen 
16.03.21 -24.05.21

Tulevat tentit
Toiminnot Nimi Tyyppi op Opettaja Aikataulu
Ilmoittautumiseen Tropical forest ecology and conservation  Examinarium (tenttiakvaario)  Markku Kanninen  01.09.19 -31.08.21
ilmoittautumisaika on päättynyt Tropical forest ecology and conservation  Examinarium (tenttiakvaario)  Markku Kanninen  05.05.21 -23.05.21