Agro-ecosystems and population dynamics

Aims

To present the concept of agro-ecosystem and of agroecology as the application of ecological concepts and principles to farming systems. Justify the need to address the sustainability of our food systems. Explore ecological solutions to help in the transition to sustainable farming systems.

Prerequisites

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Learning Outcomes

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Syllabus

The need for sustainable food systems.  An agroecological perspective Agroecology & Agroecosystems The ecological role of biodiversity in agroecosystems Population Dynamics in agroecosystems Principles of Ecological Agriculture Organic Farming Energy in agroecosystems Sustainable farming systems Agroecology and the transition to sustainable food systems and rural development Achieving sustainability

Content Delivery

Lectures and online resources.

Coursework And Assignment Details

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