Community Ecology of Tropics

Type of instruction






Recommended in

Semesters 1-4

Typically offered in

Autumn/Spring semester

Course description

This course is made up of laboratory classes with the combined material of lectures, computer demonstrations, team work practices and consultations. Classes are held in blocks. Students are expected to solve subject-related problems independently, based on which skill they are required to write an essay at the end of the semester. In the first part of the semester students learn the theoretical aspects of the material and have computer demonstrations. During the second half of the semester they work in teams to solve subject- related problems and are also provided the opportunity for personal consultation.

  • Methodology of ecological researches and the importance of the Tropics.

  • Climate system and biogeography of the Tropics

  • Stuctural questions of community ecology in the Tropics

  • Functional questions of community ecology in the Tropics

  • Perhumid equatorial rainforests

  • Montan and aridity transects

  • Case studies

  • REGŐS J. (2005): Introducción a la ecología tropical - Bevezetés a trópusi ökológiába. ECORENA/UCA Nicaragua, Managua, (magyar fordításban átdolgozott kiadás)

  • LEVEGUE Ch. (2001): Ecology from Ecosystem to Biosphere – Science Publishers, Inc. Plymouth, UK

  • BALOGH J.. (1953): A zoocönológia alapjai – Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest

  • PÁSZTOR E, OBORNY B. szerk (2007): Ökológia. Nemzeti Tankönyvkiadó, Budapest

  • REGŐS J. (1996): Bevezetés a tengeri ökológiába. EKTF, Eger pp. 242-256