This comprehensive self-study course on population ecology covers a range of fascinating subjects including communities, species interactions, predator-prey cycles, species distribution, population growth and regulation as well as niches and competition. This course is an ideal follow-on from our Introduction to Ecology or for anyone with some ecological knowledge. It is suitable for people seeking employment in ecological consultancy, research or conservation.
Module 1 – What is a population?
Module 2 – Predicting population size
Module 3 – Survival and reproduction in populations
Module 4 – Population growth
Module 5 – Population regulation
Module 6 – Interactions between populations
Module 7 – Ecological interactions
Module 8 – Niches and competition
Module 9 – Predator-prey cycles
Course format: The 9 self-study modules you can read through the content in your own time. To further enhance your knowledge and learning experience there will be some directed reading for each module (it is essential you complete this to ensure you get the most out of the course). At the end there will be a short quiz and if you get over 70% you will receive a Certificate.
Time commitment: We advise students to allow 2-4 hours per module to complete each module and to read around the subject.
How to book: You can book on-line here. Once you have booked, we will e-mail you to confirm that your booking has been received and you will then be able to start the course.
Email: [email protected] or call Sue on 07818 073 660.