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
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
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..."