1. Measuring and quantification in Ecology. Studies in ecosystems, working scale, sampling design, experimental design, field sampling design. Examples.
2. Examples of studies in Ecology. Experimental work in the laboratory, design, defining objectives and hypothesis, development, monitoring, analysis, data collection, data treatment, discussion of results and writing. A specific experiment related to aquatic ecosystems will be performed investigating different anthropic impacts on its functioning.
3. Examples of studies in Ecology. Example of a field work: sampling design, defining objectives and hypothesis, field sampling, data analysis, application of a model, discussion of the data, comparison between different research approaches. Practical analysis of leaf litter decomposition and application of decomposing models in different conditions.
The final mark of the subject will be calculated as follows:
30% scientific writing
15% scientific communication
5% attendance and participation in the practicum
To pass the subject it is necessary to pass all evaluation tests.
Criteris específics de la nota «No Presentat»:
If one activity is not done it will be qualified with a 0.
The qualification of NP ("no presentat", not attending) will be acquired when none of the activities is done.