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Ecosystem ecology, Icelandic nature and environmental issues at the Arctic edge (Part 2)
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Ecosystem ecology, Icelandic nature and environmental issues at the Arctic edge (Part 2)

Informacje ogólne

Kod przedmiotu: WF-OB-SIGURDSSON2-ER Kod Erasmus / ISCED: 07.2 / (brak danych)
Nazwa przedmiotu: Ecosystem ecology, Icelandic nature and environmental issues at the Arctic edge (Part 2)
Jednostka: Instytut Ekologii i Bioetyki
Grupy: Grupa przedmiotów - oferta Erasmus
Punkty ECTS i inne: 4.00
Język prowadzenia: angielski
Poziom przedmiotu: zaawansowany
Symbol/Symbole efektów kształcenia: OB2_W09
OB2_W12
OB2_U01
OB2_U09
Skrócony opis:

The course introduces students to ecophysiology and ecosystem ecology of high latitude ecosystems, two research fields that deal with interactions between organisms and their environment. The course also gives the background for application of ecological knowledge in sustainable land management. The course will deepen the student’s knowledge on how environmental factors control and affect plant growth, ecosystem productivity and species richness in northern managed and natural terrestrial ecosystems. Also how plants and other terrestrial organisms modify their environment and take part in the nutrient-, carbon-, water- and energy cycles. Especial emphasis will be put on research on how climate change affects ecosystem function. Many examples will be taken from recent research on various natural and managed Icelandic ecosystems and other places close to the Arctic edge during the course.

Pełny opis:

1) Overview on Icelandic terrestrial ecosystems and nature.

2) Background information to understand the fundamentals in ecophysiology and ecosystem ecology.

3) The terrestrial carbon cycle.

4) The terrestrial nutrient cycles

5) Overview how environmental factors control plant growth and productivity in northern ecosystems.

6) Land use and environmental issues at the Arctic edge

7) Effects of climate change on northern ecosystems

8) The basis for sustainable land management.

Literatura:

Main textbook:

• Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology. Second Edition. Authors: Chapin III, F.S., P.A. Matson, P.M. Vitousek. 2012. Springer. Can be bought as an e-book or a paperback Amazon.com.

• Literature will be given during the course as pdfs of chosen research articles.

Additional reading (not obligatory)

• Physiological Plant Ecology. 4. ed. Author: Larcher, W. 2003. Springer

• Environmental Physiology of Plants. 3. ed. Authors: Fitter, A.H., R.K.M Hay. 2002. Academic Press.

Metody i kryteria oceniania:

1. Obligatory attendance (1 unjustified absence is allowed) (10%)

2. Student reports of assignments given by the teacher (40%). Delayed delivery of each report decreases its grade by 5% (0.5) for each day that passes the set deadline.

3. Final Exam (50%) (100-90% very good, 80-70% good, 60-50% satisfactory, less than 50% insufficient).

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2017/18" (jeszcze nie rozpoczęty)

Okres: 2017-10-01 - 2018-01-31
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Koordynatorzy: Dominika Dzwonkowska, Krassimira Ilieva-Makulec, Bjarni Sigurdsson, Agnieszka Szymańska, Adam Świeżyński
Prowadzący grup: Bjarni Sigurdsson, Agnieszka Szymańska, Adam Świeżyński
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Egzaminacyjny
E-Learning: E-Learning (pełny kurs) z podziałem na grupy
Typ przedmiotu: fakultatywny dowolnego wyboru
Skrócony opis:

The course introduces students to ecophysiology and ecosystem ecology of high latitude ecosystems, two research fields that deal with interactions between organisms and their environment. The course also gives the background for application of ecological knowledge in sustainable land management. The course will deepen the student’s knowledge on how environmental factors control and affect plant growth, ecosystem productivity and species richness in northern managed and natural terrestrial ecosystems. Also how plants and other terrestrial organisms modify their environment and take part in the nutrient-, carbon-, water- and energy cycles. Especial emphasis will be put on research on how climate change affects ecosystem function. Many examples will be taken from recent research on various natural and managed Icelandic ecosystems and other places close to the Arctic edge during the course.

Pełny opis:

1) Overview on Icelandic terrestrial ecosystems and nature.

2) Background information to understand the fundamentals in ecophysiology and ecosystem ecology.

3) The terrestrial carbon cycle.

4) The terrestrial nutrient cycles

5) Overview how environmental factors control plant growth and productivity in northern ecosystems.

6) Land use and environmental issues at the Arctic edge

7) Effects of climate change on northern ecosystems

8) The basis for sustainable land management.

Literatura:

Main textbook:

• Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology. Second Edition. Authors: Chapin III, F.S., P.A. Matson, P.M. Vitousek. 2012. Springer. Can be bought as an e-book or a paperback Amazon.com.

• Literature will be given during the course as pdfs of chosen research articles.

Additional reading (not obligatory)

• Physiological Plant Ecology. 4. ed. Author: Larcher, W. 2003. Springer

• Environmental Physiology of Plants. 3. ed. Authors: Fitter, A.H., R.K.M Hay. 2002. Academic Press.

Opisy przedmiotów w USOS i USOSweb są chronione prawem autorskim.
Właścicielem praw autorskich jest Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego w Warszawie.