Teaching

理论生态学

   

学期:秋季学期

开课学年:2019

本课程讲授生态学中的理论概念与方法,涵盖常用的生态与进化模型,包括个体水平(代谢理论)、种群水平(逻辑斯蒂模型,矩阵模型)、群落(竞争、捕食、食物网)、生态系统(功能、稳定性、集合群落、岛屿生物地理学)等。课程强调理论概念与思维,而非数学推导。

   

This class emphasizes the application of mathematical concepts to ecology and evolution. It covers a variety of commonly used ecological and evolutionary models, ranging from individuals (metabolism) to populations (logistic growth, matrix models) to communities (competition, predation, parasitism, food webs) and ecosystems (functioning, stability, metacommunities, island biogeography). The focus will be on formalizing conceptual ideas into a mathematical framework, and will not deal heavily with mathematics. This course will give you the skills to help comprehend the theoretical background of naturally observed patterns.