Introduction to Ecology and Evolution. Geographic Distribution of species (effects of biotic and abiotic environment). Life History and Demography. Population growth and regulation of population size. Interspecific Interactions (Competition, Predation, Herbivory, Mutualism, Coevolution). Community ecology (community structure, dynamics, succession). Ecosystem Ecology (production, energy flow, nutrient cycling). Climate change. Human effects on ecosystem. Conservation Biology.


Learning outcomes

Upon the completion of the course students will be able to understand the basic concepts of Ecology, to construct life and fertility tables and calculate basic demographic parameters. 



Written exams at the end of the semester. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to prepare and submit by the end of the semester one literature review project on a topic relevant to the objectives of the course.


Supplementary literature sources will be available during the course through e-class.

Mandatory, 2st Semester

Πλαίσιο κειμένου: General Ecology


Updated March 2015