HUMAN ECOLOGY - BIOS 5445 - Lectures – Spring 2014

 

Week

Date

Topic

Reading

1

January 7

Introduction to HUMAN ECOLOGY.

lecture 1

 

January 9

“Tragedy of the Commons”

Hardin (1968)

2

January 14

Approaches to human ecology

lecture 2

3

January 21

Distribution and abundance

lecture 3

4

January 28

Population ecology

lecture 4

5

February 4

The human population

lecture 5

6

February 11

Human niche dimensions

lecture 6

7

February 18

Mortality: malnutrition

lecture 7

8

February 25

Mortality: disease

lecture 8

 

March 3-7

SPRING BREAK

 

10

March 11

Survivorship: resources

lecture 9

11

March 18

Survivorship: energy flow

lecture 10

12

March 25

Survivorship: resource cycling

lecture 11

13

April 1

Intraspecific competition & conflict

lecture 12

14

April 8

Carrying Capacity

lecture 13

15

April 15

The abundance – catastrophe debate

lecture 14

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