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Mountain Ecosystems: Patterns and Processes

Ecosystèmes montagnards : patterns et processus

Responsible Faculty: School of Biology (FBM-BIO)

Teacher(s): Antoine Guisan

Validity: 2017 -> 2017

No timetable defined.

Course

Spring semester
14 hours per semester

Teaching language(s): English
Public: No
Credits: 3.00

Objective

To offer an interdisciplinary vision of mountain environments and elevation gradients through the lens of different questions in ecology and evolution.

Content

Two fields retreats of 2-days and 3-days, with courses and practical works and exercises, with 14C of lectures by different teachers in-between. Content of the lectures:
1. Adaptations to marginal environments
2. Reproductive systems along elevation
3. Patterns of micro-organisms along elevation
4. Biological invasions in mountains
5. Impact of climate change on mountain species and communities - field observations and experiments
6. Impact of climate change on mountain species and communities - spatial modelling
7. Human-wild fauna conflicts in mountain regions

Evaluation

Report (1/2) and oral presentation (1/2)

Bibliography

See English pages of the course

Programme requirements

Bachelor in environmental and/or biological sciences.

Additional information

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