701-0326-00L  Ecological and Evolutionary Applications

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersJ. Jokela
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

AbstractApplication of ecological theory is relevant especially for habitat and ecosystem restoration, for management of endangered species, and for pest control and harvest management. Ecological applications are central for sustainable ecosystem management and expertise in this field is needed in various professions. Purpose of this course is to give an overview of the common applications and methods.
ObjectiveGoals of this course are
(i) to give an overview of different methods and applications of ecological and evolutionary theory
(ii) to illustrate how fundamental and applied research interact in ecology and evolution
(iii) to give more detailed view on methods used in restoration ecology and management of populations, with practical examples.
The course uses a textbook, which provides the script and the background reading materials, lectures extend and explain the concepts introduced in the textbook.
Literaturetextbook: "Ecological Applications: toward a sustainable world" by Colin R. Townsend. Blackwell publishing.