Department of Zoology, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia
Introduction to the importance of ecology, ecology and man, terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, ecosystem components, biogeochemical cycles and ecosystem equilibrium, energy, food chains,...
This course will cover the basic concepts in ecology, ecosystem and its components. Types of ecosystems of the world. Levels of biodiversity (plants, animals, microbes,.... etc)....
Characteristics of aquatic and terrestrial animal populations (natality rate, mortality rate, density, age distribution). Population growth, effect of a biotic factors on population growth...