Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Agenda

Biodiversity and Niche Theory

Date: 07 December 2015 - 12 December 2015
Location: iDiv Leipzig, Germany

Target audience

PhD Students

Contents

In this course we will trace the development of major concepts of species coexistence and biodiversity. In particular we will explore factors controlling species diversity, species abundance, and the structure and function of communities in space and time. We will cover the historical development of the role of theory in ecology, starting with Darwin’s On the Origin of Species to contemporary ideas related to niche theory and neutral theory. The exercise component will include an introduction to coexistence models using R.

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