Community ecology 353

Module code ZEN 353
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

The scientific approach; characteristics of the community; the community as a superorganism; community changes; competition as a factor determining community structure; disturbance as a determinant of community structure; community stability; macroecological environmental gradients and communities. A field trip will be conducted during the September vacation to the Sani Pass region of the Maloti-Drakensberg Mountains.

Module credits 18.00
Service modules Faculty of Education
Prerequisites ZEN 351 (50%) (Note: Prerequisite not applicable to students enrolled for a dual major in Zoology and Plant Science).
Contact time 2 practicals per week, 4 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Zoology and Entomology
Period of presentation Quarter 4

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