- The course extends on questions of human Physical Anthropology, Demography and Historical Epidemiology and Nutrition (including analysis and modelling of evolutionary and environmental issues as approached through classical ecological thinking).
- Techniques of scenario building, especially in demographic issues
- Techniques of population dynamics and use of modelling packages, i.e. Populus v.6 and NetLogo
- International Programmes predictions and forecasts for SDGs 2030, improved Aichi 2020 targets and IPCC scenarios 2050 and beyond
- Upon completion of the course, students are expected to understand and master
- The importance and utility of ecological systems theory transgressing over multiple singular fields of environmental science.
- The concepts, mechanics and dynamics of planetary change, especially in its interaction with- and importance for- biodiversity and ecosystem functions as influenced by human population dynamics.
- The development and use of mathematical models in problem solving approaches regarding growth, extinction, exhaustion of resources, steady state conditions and ecosystem level functions (stocks and flows)
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|Grading:||written exams (50%), small projects (50%)|
|Notes:||Lecture slides in PowerPoint format, written instructions for the laboratory exercises|
The course is taught in Greek. For exchange students, English literature is proposed and examinations are given in English