Course Code: EST 212

Course Title: Ecology

Weekly Class and Application Hours: 3-0

Short Course Description: Ecosystem structure and function: energy flow (trophic levels / food webs) and materials cycling. Ecosystem development. Population biology / ecological interactions: competition and density – dependence; predation and hebivory; distribution and abundance of individuals and populations. Application of ecological knowledge to sustainable harvesting of plants and animals and restoration of degraded habitats.

Textbook and Supplementary Books::

  1. Ecology: Concepts and Applications 592 pages Paperback  by Manuel C Molles (Author)

Course Assessment:

  • Class Participation 10%,

  • Mid-term Examination 30%,

  • Assignments 10%,

  • Final Examination 50%,

  • Attendance 95%compulsory