Diploma in Ecology Studies - Revised
Learn how plants and animals interact with each other and their environment with this free online ecology course.
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This course will first introduce you to ecology and biogeography. You will study terrestrial and aquatic biomes, the effects of global climate change and the patterns of population distribution. The course will also discuss the regulation and dynamics of population growth in relation to the capacity of habitats in the wild. You will then look into the relationships between species, as well as the movement and migration patterns of different animal species.
Next, you will look at the different types of ecosystems and their environments. The course will discuss how energy flows through ecosystems and how ecological pyramids provide vital information about ecosystem structures. You will also study biogeochemical cycles and crises, as well as learn how biodiversity functions. You will then study the importance of biodiversity and the factors that are affecting it. Finally, the course will guide you through the legislative framework for biodiversity protection and show you how conservation preserves are a major tool in biodiversity protection.
Understanding the relationships between living organisms, including humans, and their physical environment can teach us how to better adapt to the world we live in. By the end of this course, you will have a much stronger understanding of ecosystems, the biotic components of living species, and the abiotic components of nonliving portions such as air, water, and soil of the environment. These are truly vital knowledge sets for the future of our planet and the species that live here.
Having completed this course you will be able to:
- Define ecology and the four levels of ecological research
- Distinguish between abiotic and biotic components of the environment
- Recognize the relationship between components of the environment - Define global climate change
- Explain the effects of the Industrial Revolution on atmospheric carbon dioxide levels
- List the three different patterns of population distribution
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