This note covers the
following topics: Forests and Society, Ecosystem Concept and Forest Ecosystem
Goods, Forest Population Ecology, Forest Community Ecology, Forest Production
Ecology, Forest Nutrition and Biogeochemistry, Forest Silviculture, Forest
Restoration, Forest Restoration and Forest Conservation.
This note provides an
introduction to microbial methods applicable to the study of ecosystems. Topics
covered includes: Bacterial Abundance, Bacterial Production, Extracellular
Enzyme Assays, Microbial Biogeochemistry: Metabolism in Winogradsky columns,
Microbial Food Webs: Bacteria-phytoplankton competition, Flagellate and ciliate
grazing on bacteria, Molecular Techniques.
This note covers the following
topics: Evolution, Physiological Ecology, Plant Physiological Ecology, Animal
Physiological Ecology, Population Ecology, Population Growth, Population Cycles,
Community Ecology, Ecosystem Ecology.
This note utilizes an integrative approach to
examine conservation, sustainability, and biodiversity of tropical ecosystems.
Topics covered includes: Tropical life zones, The rainforest and how it
functions, Evolution in the tropics, Tropical plants, Tropical plant compounds
and Bioprospecting, Plant-Animal Interactions, Tropical birds and mammals,
Tropical fish, amphibians and reptiles, Humans and the rainfores, Global
environmental problems and the future of tropical ecosystems.
This lecture note is prepared primarily for health officer students, and
is organized based on the course outline of introduction to public health in the
curriculum of health officers. Topics covered includes: Introduction to
Ecological Principles, Ecosystem, Population Dynamics, The Biosphere and its
Pollution, Natural Resources and their Conservation.
Author(s): Worku Legesse, Teklu Mulugeta and Aragaw
This note explains the following
topics: Ecosystem History and Concept, Earths Climate System, Geology and Soils,
Stable Isotopes, Water and Energy Balance, Carbon Cycling, Temporal and Spatial
Dynamics, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Processes, Biodiversity and Ecosystem
Processes, Climate Change.
Aim of this book is to bring out a
general view on the function of ecosystems, modelling, sampling strategies,
invading species, the response of organisms to modifications, the carbon
dynamics, the mathematical models and theories that can be applied in diverse