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Semana
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Welcome to the course "Biological Diversity (Theories, Measures and Data sampling techniques)"

This module represents the course content and its author as well as contains the additional materials to the course...
2 videos (Total 4 minutos), 5 readings
2 videos
About the university2m
5 lecturas
From the course author10m
About the course team10m
About the International Master's Degree in Biodiversity10m
Cited literature and further readings10m
Entering questionnaire10m
1 hora para completar

Biodiversity and evolution

In this module we will explore the evolution of biodiversity. In particular we will understand what is the web of life and how species interact to coexist.Moreover, we will understand the main processes that allow the evolution of biodiversity and how it is structured and structures itself. Finally, we will review the distribution patterns of biodiversity in macroscale....
5 videos (Total 38 minutos), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
1.2. Species interactions and biodiversity6m
1.3. The evolution of biodiversity10m
1.4. The structure of biodiversity5m
1.5. The distribution of biodiversity in macroscale8m
1 lectura
Suggested readings – Module 110m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Quiz – Module 110m
Semana
2
1 hora para completar

Importance of biodiversity and anthropogenic impacts

After having analysed the distribution of biodiversity in macroscale in the previous module we will see it in microscale. Then I will explain you the importance of biodiversity: first we will see what are the effect of anthropogenic impacts, and second we will see why biodiversity is important for us. We will try to answer the important question about what are the causes of biodiversity decline and we will analyse the effect of climate change on species diversity, ecosystems and the whole planet. With a global perspective we will explore the implication for biodiversity of the Gaia theory. ...
5 videos (Total 50 minutos), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
2.2. Why biodiversity is important for us7m
2.3. What are the causes of biodiversity decline?10m
2.4. Climate change and biodiversity12m
2.5. Gaia and biodiversity8m
1 lectura
Suggested readings – Module 210m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Quiz – Module 210m
Semana
3
1 hora para completar

Analyse and measure biodiversity

In this module we will move from a theoretical discussion to a more practical point of view and we will see hot to analyse and measure biodiversity. I will show you some sampling techniques and how to avoid the most common sampling errors. We will talk about the relevant problem of pseudoreplication. Then I will show you some metrics to estimate α and β –diversity and how to use them in particular cases and specific situations. ...
5 videos (Total 56 minutos), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
3.2. Analyse and measure biodiversity – II part9m
3.3. Sampling Techniques10m
3.4. α-diversity16m
3.5. β-diversity13m
1 lectura
Suggested readings – Module 310m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Quiz – Module 310m
Semana
4
1 hora para completar

Species-abundance distributions and comparisons

In this module we will talk about the most common species-abundance distribution models and I will show you how to compare different communities and samples in order to achieve a quantitative and statistical measure of the changes in biological diversity due to treatments. I will explain some Evenness measures and how to represent them in form of curves of biodiversity. This will help to discriminate communities’ diversity and to better analyse the anthropogenic impacts on biodiversity. ...
5 videos (Total 42 minutos), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
4.2. Species abundance models12m
4.3. Curves of biodiversity5m
4.4. How to compare communities’ diversity6m
4.5. How to analyse the anthropogenic impacts on biodiversity9m
1 lectura
Suggested readings – Module 410m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Quiz – Module 410m
Semana
5
1 hora para completar

Alternative measures of biodiversity

In this module I will show you some of the most useful alternative measures of biodiversity. We will explore the meaning of functional and taxonomic (phylogenetic) diversity and I will explain you how to use these metrics for a more complete understanding of the patterns governing communities’ diversity. Then I will provide you some sketches about qualitative measures of biodiversity....
3 videos (Total 23 minutos), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
5.2. Taxonomic and phylogenetic diversity7m
5.3. Qualitative measures of biodiversity5m
1 lectura
Suggested readings – Module 510m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Quiz – Module 56m
Semana
6
1 hora para completar

Statistics applied to the analysis of biodiversity

The last module (n° 6) of this course will be dedicated to statistics applied to the analysis of biodiversity. We will see how to apply the information gathered in the previous modules to obtain a statistical significance. We will explore parametric and non-parametric tests, the useful chi-square test, the correct application of correlation and the regression analysis, and some hints about the multivariate analysis techniques, such as ANOVA....
7 videos (Total 38 minutos), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
6.2. Statistics applied to biodiversity – II part3m
6.3. Statistics applied to biodiversity – III part3m
6.4. Statistics applied to biodiversity – IV part5m
6.5. Statistics applied to biodiversity – V part6m
6.6. Statistics applied to biodiversity – VI part4m
6.7. Statistics applied to biodiversity – VII part5m
2 lecturas
Suggested readings – Module 610m
Final questionnaire10m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Quiz – Module 614m
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por GCOct 26th 2016

This is a great course, very thorough and comprehensive introduction to Biological Diversity.

Instructor

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Roberto Cazzolla Gatti

Ph.D., Associate Professor in Ecology and Biodiversity
Biological Diversity and Ecology Laboratory, Bio-Clim-Land Centre of Excellence, Biological Institute

Acerca de Universidad Estatal Nacional de Investigación Nacional de Tomsk

National Research Tomsk State University is the largest classical university in the Asian part of Russia. For over 135 years TSU has been training the scientific and managerial elite, based on the integration of academic process and fundamental scientific research. It is a renowned center of education, science, innovations and attraction for creative talents, a generator of advanced ideas, and a paragon of adherence to the best traditions of Russian higher education. There are 23 departments and learning institutes, 1 University branch, Institute of Distance Education, Institute of Innovations in Education operating at TSU, and more than 17,000 students studying at the University, with 135 subject areas and specialties to choose from. TSU offers 136 Master’s programmes in 55 areas of academic studies and counting. The number of international students is constantly increasing, now with more than 1300 TSU students coming from countries such as the USA, UK, Germany, France, Australia, Italy, Poland, Mongolia, China, Vietnam, Korea, Columbia, Turkey and others....

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