Ecology in aquatic systems

Présentation

All organisms are not equal when exposed to environmental contamination. Inter- and intra- specific variation in responses to pollutants triggers a cascade of effects, affecting biodiversity and its resilience. These effects will be presented from physiological functions up to populations demography and genetics, through life-history traits and behaviour.

Objectifs

Aims

To provide awareness and understanding of organisms response to environmental contamination from individual to meta-populations.

Objectives

At the end of the Unit, you should:

  1. Understand the dynamics of pollutants in the living compartment of ecosystems.
  2. Grasp the physiological mode of action of the main types of pollutants and their effect on traits at the level of the whole organism.
  3. Project the consequences at the population level, while accounting for evolutionary forces (selection, heredity).

Volume horaire

  • Cours Magistral : 20h
  • Travaux Dirigés : 20h

Compétences visées

At the end of this Unit, you should be able to:

  1. Mobilize classical concepts in ecology to interpret the effect of pollutants on populations.
  2. Make use of state-of-the-art modelling tools to predict the effects of pollutants on population dynamics and evolution.

Examens

1st : continuous assessment

  • Written theory examination (40%)
  • Laboratory reports and oral presentations (60%)

2nd exam : oral presentation

By completion of University Evaluation Questionnaire by students, annual assessment by Unit Coordinator.

Syllabus

Topics covered include:

  • Metabolism and energetic status
  • Life-history strategies
  • Population dynamics (including metapopulations) and demogenetics

 

Bibliographie

  • C. Newman. 2014. Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology: The Science of Pollution. CRC Press.
  • C. Molles, A.A. Sher. 2018. Ecology: Concepts and Applications. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
  • Jager. 2019. Making Sense of Chemical Stress. Application of Dynamic Energy Budget Theory in Ecotoxicology and Stress Ecology. Version 2.0. Leanpub. https://leanpub.com/debtox_book.

En bref

Crédits ECTS 6.0

Contact(s)

Composante

Responsable(s)

Vignon Matthias (MAITRE DE CONFERENCES DES UNIVERSITES)

Responsable M2 DYNEA

Collège STEE - Sciences Anglet -
1 Allée du Parc Montaury
64600 ANGLET
Tél : +33 559574400

Email : matthias.vignon @ univ-pau.fr

Labonne Jacques

D'amico Frank (MAITRE DE CONFERENCES DES UNIVERSITES)

Collège STEE - Sciences Anglet -
1 Allée du Parc Montaury
64600 ANGLET
Tél : +33 559574459

Email : frank.damico @ univ-pau.fr

RECAPET Charlotte

COLLEGE STEE - CAMPUS D'ANGLET
- ALLEE PARC MONTAURY
64600 ANGLET

Lieu(x)

  • Anglet