Ecology and Pollution

Introduction to the importance of ecology, ecology and man, terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, ecosystem components, biogeochemical cycles and ecosystem equilibrium, energy, food chains, trophic levels, energy flow in biosphere, species diversity, relationship between ecological factors and terrestrial and aquatic animals. Terrestrial and aquatic populations and communities, introduction to pollution, particles, gases, ozone layer, heavey metals, oil, radiations, noise and food pollution. Pollutants and side effects on animals, relationship between pollutant and ecological factors, methods of pollution control, pollution in the GCC States.

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