課程名稱 
理論生態學導論 BASICS IN THEORETICAL ECOLOGY 
開課學期 
991 
授課對象 
理學院 海洋生物及漁業組 
授課教師 
三木健 
課號 
Ocean5054 
課程識別碼 
241EU1940 
班次 

學分 
3 
全/半年 
半年 
必/選修 
選修 
上課時間 
星期二5,6,7(12:20~15:10) 
上課地點 
海研大講堂 
備註 
本課程以英語授課。本課程以英語授課。 總人數上限：20人 
Ceiba 課程網頁 
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/991theor_ecol 
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課程概述 
This is a basic course intended for senior undergraduate and graduate students with knowledge of basic biology. Students who are interested in any fields in ecosystem sciences (e.g. ecology, microbial biology, oceanography, and conservation biology) are all welcome. The background for advanced mathematics is not presumed. We will learn basic mathematical methods for analyzing ecological systems with onespecies, twospecies, and more species. Statistics and computer programming are beyond our focus. The course is designed for handon work. We just need “paperandpencil” for learning how to think quantitatively about populations and communities. If necessary, we will also use welldeveloped software but we do not need skills in computer programming. There will be dedicated time every week for students to do “paperandpencil” exercise. The topics may include:
1. Introduction to theoretical ecology
2. Exponential and logistic population growth
3. Competitive interaction
4. Resourceconsumer dynamics
5. Community dynamics and material fluxes
6. Population dynamics in space
7. Community dynamics in space
8. Matrix models for populations and communities
9. Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning
10. Introduction to numerical calculations
11. Practice for developing a new model

課程目標 
The objectives is to provide students with mathematical skills for dynamical modeling of populations and communities, which are necessary for mechanistic and quantitative understanding of complexity in ecological systems 
課程要求 
It would be better to have basic backgrounds in calculus and matrix.
Minimum requirements are the ability to solve system of linear equations and factorization. 
預期每週課後學習時數 

Office Hours 
每週三 08:00~18:00 每週二 08:00~18:00 每週一 08:00~18:00 備註： Please confirm the availability of me by email before visiting my room 
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參考書目 
We will not use textbook and handouts will be provided, but the following is also recommended for
subreading:
(1) For students who want to know ecological examples in natural systems:
A primer of ecology by Nicholas J. Gotelli. Sinauer Associates, Inc.
(2) For students who want to check again the content of my class later:
An Illustrate guide to Theoretical Ecology, by Ted J. Case, Oxford Univ. Press
(3) For students who want to know more rigorous mathematical theory on dynamics systems:
Dynamics and bifurcations, by Hale & Kocak, SpringerVerlag
(4) For students who want to learn more theories in ecosystems:
Mathematical Ecology of Population and Ecosystems, by John Pastor, WileyBlackwell
(5) For students who want to learn more general mathematical biology:
Mathematical Biology I: An introduction, by JD Murray, Springer

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