Learning outcomes of the course unit
To understand the demographics proccess undelying population dynamics and management
no formal pre-requisit, but it is good to have a minimal background in mathematics and algebra
Course contents summary
Population Dynamics and Renewable resource management
- R. Casagrandi, G. De Leo e M. Gatto. Centouno problemi di ecologia. Con CD-ROM. McGraw Hill. 2002
- M. Gatto: Introduzione all’Ecologia delle Popolazioni. Clup, Milano 1985.
- N.J.Gotelli: A Primer of Ecology . Sunderlandnt Sinauer 1998
The objective of this course is to start from a verbal description of an eecological problem to derive the mathematical equations descripbing its dynamics and, possibily, to solve management problmes and answer to questions such as "what if..."
Assessment methods and criteria
training session in classes,two interdmiate written examinations and, for those that do not want to sustain the intermediate examination, a number of written examinations during the academic year