Landscape Palaeoecology

Master's degree in Prehistoric Archaeology and Rock Art
3 ECTS; 1º Ano, Anual, 9,0 TP + 9,0 TC + 9,0 S

Lecturer
- Luis Filipe Neves Carreira dos Santos

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
On completion of the module the students should be familiar with the key aspects of landscape transformation processes.

Program
A)Concepts of ecology
B)Biogeography and Landscape Eco-Physicography
C)World biomas and model ecosystems
D)Portuguese ecosystems
E)Plaeoclimatology methods
F)World Plaeoclimatic and paleaenvironmental evolution
G)Theoretical palaeoecology and privileged study contexts
H)Introduction to the research in Landscape Palaeoecology
I) Landscape evolution in Europe and Portugal
J) ...

Evaluation Methodology
One test.

Bibliography
- Bush, M. (2003). Ecology of a Changing Planet. (Vol. 1). USA: Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River
- Brenchley, P. e Harper, D. (2004). Palaeoecology: Ecosystems, Environments and Evolution. (Vol. 1). USA: Chapman&Hall
- Forseth, I. (2010). Terrestrial Biomes. (Vol. 1). 8: Nature Education Knowledge
- Ecology and paleoecology begin to merge.357-8. .(1994, 0 de ---). Trends in Ecology and Evolution, pp. 357-368.

Method of interaction
Lectures and field trips.

Software used in class