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Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

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2 horas para completar

Can an Ecosystem Recover?

We begin in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, and pose the question: Can this ecosystem recover after a 15-year civil war? To answer this question, learners must first consider what they need to know—what are the parts that make up this ecosystem, and how do they interact and work together? How do ecosystems react to disruption? How do we know? We will begin to explore the ecosystem as a dynamic whole rather than as a collection of parts, considering how changes might affect the system in a variety of ways. This application of a systems thinking lens to understanding ecosystems will be a common theme throughout the course....
Reading
3 videos (Total: 26 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Introduction to Module One1m
Africa's Savanna Ecosystems23m
Reading7 lecturas
Syllabus5m
Classroom Resources10m
Course Credits1m
Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park: Can an Ecosystem Recover?10m
Introduction to Ecology10m
Introduction to Biodiversity10m
Introduction to Systems--and Systems Thinking10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Module One: What have you learned?20m
Semana
2
Horas para completar
1 hora para completar

How Do We Study Populations?

This week, we narrow the focus to populations within ecosystems. Who or what populates an ecosystem, and what are their roles? How do these roles change over time? What happens when a species is removed from a system? How do scientists study the populations within an ecosystem, from its largest to its smallest inhabitants? You will explore the important roles different species can play—such as ecosystem engineers, keystone species, and indicator species—and how they shape their ecosystems....
Reading
3 videos (Total: 38 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Modeling Population and Species Interactions Holiday Lecture29m
Surveying Ant Diversity in Gorongosa National Park7m
Reading2 lecturas
How do we Study a Population--and Why? Part I: Population Dynamics10m
How do we Study a Population--and Why? Part II: Modeling Population Growth10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Module Two: What have you learned?20m
Semana
3
Horas para completar
2 horas para completar

How Do Species Coexist?

This week we focus on community ecology and further explore the interactions between species in an ecosystem. For instance, how does the decline in a population from an ecosystem (as was the case in Gorongosa) affect the other players? How does adding a population -- such as an invasive species or translocated herds -- affect an ecosystem?...
Reading
4 videos (Total: 86 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
How Species Coexist26m
Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others: Keystone Species and Trophic Cascades19m
Communities as Ecological Networks39m
Reading2 lecturas
Communities and the Interaction Between Species10m
Community Structure and Dynamics10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Module Three: What have you learned?20m
Semana
4
Horas para completar
2 horas para completar

How is an Ecosystem a System?

This week, we will further their understanding about what makes an ecosystem a system by examining the flow of energy and matter through different parts of the environment. This includes understanding the interactions of biotic and abiotic factors within an ecosystem and the services each component provides. We will introduce the complicated effects of both abiotic (climate change) and biotic (herbivory) interactions within a coastal salt marsh system, touching on ecological concepts of thresholds in a system and ecosystem resistance and resilience....
Reading
3 videos (Total: 52 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Climate Stress and Coastal Food Webs43m
Analyzing Patterns in a Savanna Landscape7m
Reading2 lecturas
Flow of Energy and Matter in an Ecosystem10m
Ecosystem Services, Functioning, and Resilience10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Module Four: What have you learned?20m
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por RNJun 14th 2018

I recommend this course to everyone who loves Wildlife Conservation. I learned new knowledge and awareness from the very good speakers and the articles presented. Good job!

por RCJun 6th 2018

Great course--a good combination of lectures, articles, and appropriate assignments. Enjoyed the practical and positive spin of the course!

Instructor

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Ana Luz Porzecanski

Director
Center for Biodiversity and Conservation

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The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific, educational and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition....

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