課程名稱 
理論生態學導論 Basics in Theoretical Ecology 
開課學期 
1031 
授課對象 
學程 海洋科學學程 
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 
星期四2,3,4(9:10~12:10) 
上課地點 
海研231 
備註 
本課程以英語授課。 總人數上限：25人 
Ceiba 課程網頁 
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1031theor_ecol 
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課程概述 
I open several related courses. Please visit our lab website for more detailed info on how to choose my lectures based on your preference.
http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~tksmiki/for_Students_%28zhong_wen%29.html
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 
1. 學習族群與群聚生態學中的基本概念與理論
2. 學習應用於生態模式的數學技巧
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 
*僅須具備微基分的基礎概念(高中程度即可)
*本課程所涵蓋的數學內容：2x2 及 3 x 3 的矩陣運算與特徵值計算、 偏微分計算、微分方程 (學生不須先修)
It would be better to have basic backgrounds in calculus and matrix.
Minimum requirements are the ability to solve quickly system of linear equations and factorization.
When you do not have strong backgrounds in mathematics, motivation in improving your mathematical skills following my lectures is expected. 
預期每週課後學習時數 

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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:
A primer of ecology by Nicholas J. Gotelli. Sinauer Associates, Inc.

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