BIOL-1327 Ecology, Principles and Applications

The course ?Ecology, principles and applications? has been designed with the aim to introduce the students, from disciplines other than the biological sciences, to the comprehension of ecological phenomena through the study of the interaction of organisms between themselves and with their environment. The course explores the way in which ecological and evolutive processes define the world we live in, starting with organisms as the fundamental unit of ecology and exploring the physical environment’s role in life requirements. Later in the course, the ecological systems and the processes involved are studied, by evaluating populations, communities and ecosystems as units of natural election, evolution and biodiversity. The course concludes with the ecosystems in Colombia, natural parks, sustainability and conservation, oriented to the understanding of the impact that human activity produces in the environment through the application of the knowledge acquired during the course.