Curricular structure

Last Updated: Tuesday, 16 May 2017 Super User

Masters and doctoral students have to obtain at least 120 or 200 credit units, respectively. One credit is equivalent to 15 hours of programmed activities in the form of regular courses, special courses, seminars, teaching-assistant positions, teaching internship, and research activities required for their thesis project.

For masters students, at least 27 credits have to be obtained from regular or special courses offered by the Program. The ECO-65 course is mandatory, and the student has to take at least one field course among those offered.

For doctoral students, at least 46 credits have to be obtained from regular or special courses offered by INPA’s Ecology program or other graduate programs. Doctoral candidates with a masters degree from INPA or any other graduate program accredited by Capes will be granted 27 credits in relation to the courses taken during the masters studies, independent of the original number of credits. These 27 credits will count towards the 46 credits needed for course work.

For more information on curricular activities and conversion of credits acquired at other institutions, please refer to the general regulation of INPA’s graduate programs, as well as the specific regulation of PPG-Ecologia, both available on this website under Regulamento (in Portuguese).

Courses are offered yearly. The semester calenders and enrolement forms (in Portuguese) are available from this website under Calendário and Downloads.

All courses can be taken by both masters and doctoral students of PPG-Ecologia and are also open to students from other graduate programs. Enrolement is due every semester and may be subjected to selection criteria and a number of participants limited by the lecturer.

Courses are lectured in Portuguese, except when the title is also in English in the Portuguese version of the webpage. Click on the title to access the course description (usually in Portuguese).

HL=hour load, CR=number of credit units. 

 MANDATORY COURSE

 

Code

Course title

Lecturer

HL

CR

ECO 65

Statistics and sampling design

William Magnusson

90

6

1 It is also mandatory to take at least one of the field courses offered by the Program 

 

OPTIONAL COURSES

 

Code

Course title

Lecturer

HL

CR

ECO 41

Scientific communication I

José Luís Camargo, Paulo Bobrowiec

45

3

ECO 42

Scientific communication II

José Luís Camargo, Paulo Bobrowiec

45

3

ECO 58

Data processing for statistical analysis

Fabrício Baccaro

30

2

ECO 59

Ecology of the Amazon forest² ³

Paulo Bobrowiec, José Luís Camargo

120

8

ECO 60

Population ecology

Cintia Cornelius, Marina Anciães, William Magnusson

90

6

ECO 61

Ecosystem ecology

Carlos Alberto Quesada, Juliana Schietti

60

4

ECO 62

Community ecology

Flávia Costa

90

6

ECO 68

Ordination methods: an introduction to multivariate analyses

Flávia Costa, Fabricio Baccaro, Juliana Schietti, William Magnusson

60

4

ECO 72

Introduction to remote sensing and GIS in ecology

Bruce W. Nelson

60

4

ECO 75

The Amazon in the context of global change

Philip Fearnside

60

4

ECO 77

Ethnobiology: introduction to theory and methods

Glenn H. Shepard Jr

30

2

ECO 79

Field ecology²

Albertina Lima

60

4

ECO 80

Ecology of aquatic ecosystems

Bruce R. Forsberg

90

6

ECO 81

Methods in aquatic ecology²

Jansen Zuanon

60

4

ECO 82

Methods in chelonian research

Richard Vogt

60

4

ECO 84

An introduction to animal behaviour

Marina Anciães

60

4

ECO 85

Evolution and biogeography of Amazonian ecosystems

Camila Ribas, Fernanda Werneck

60

4

ECO 86

Model-based phylogeography

Fernanda Werneck, Rafael Leite, Camila Ribas

60

4

ECO 87

Introduction to Amazonian ecosystems

Maria Teresa Piedade

30

2

SEM 01

Project Workshop

William Magnusson, Albertina Lima, Noemia Ishikawa, Fabricio Baccaro

45

3

SEM 02

Introductory seminars II

Isolde Ferraz, Tânia Sanaiotti, Renato Cintra

15

1

SEM 03

Introductory seminars III

Isolde Ferraz, Tânia Sanaiotti, Renato Cintra

15

 1

 

2 Field courses

3 Enrolment at http://pdbff.inpa.gov.br

 

ACTIVITIES WITH VARIABLE NUMBER OF CREDITS

Code

Activity title

HL

CR

PRO.ESP

Special project

up to 120

up to 08

TOP.ESP

Special course

up to 225

up to 15

MON

Teaching assistant (for doctoral students)

up to 60

up to 04

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Courses from other graduate programs

up to 225

up to 15

 

SPECIAL COURSES

The institution of origin of lecturers that do not belong to the Program’s faculty is indicated.

Please refer to the Calendar section for special courses offered in the current semester.

 

Year

Course title

Lecturer

HL

CR

2016

Tree rings, isotopes and recent climate change in the Amazon basin

Jochen Schongart

45

3

2016

Functional aspects of the morphology of fruit, seeds and seedlings

Isolde Ferraz, Wolfgang Stuppy (Kew Garden, Inglaterra)

60

4

2016

Functional characteristics of plants

Flávia Costa, Lourens Poorter (Univ. Waageningen, Holanda), Juliana Schietti, Rafael Oliveira (UNICAMP)

45

3

2015

GIS for ecologists

Darren Norris

45

3

2015

Introduction to primatology

Adrian Barnett

60

4

2015

Workshop on sound recording and analysis

Albertina Lima, Luciano Naka (UFPE)

60

4

2015

Functional characteristics of plants

Flávia Costa, Lourens Poorter (Univ. Waageningen, Holanda), Juliana Schietti, Rafael Oliveira (UNICAMP)

45

3

2014

Functional aspects of the morphology of fruit, seeds and seedlings

Isolde Ferraz, Wolfgang Stuppy (Kew Garden, Inglaterra)

60

4

2014

Primatology and mastozoology

Adrian Barnett, Wilson Spironello

75

5

2014

LIDAR for ecological studies

Scott Stark (Michigan State Univ, EUA),

Juliana Schietti

45

3

2014

GIS for ecologists

Darren Norris

45

3

2013

Banding of terra firme forest birds in central Amazonia

Gonçalo Ferraz, Jared Wolfe (Louisiana State Univ, EUA), Erik Johnson (Audubon Soc, EUA)

45

3

2013

Phytogeography, ecophysiology, growth and sustainable management of Amazonian floodplain forests

Jochen Schoengart, Florian Wittmann

60

4

2013

Germination of Amazonian forest seeds

Isolde Ferraz

60

4

2013

Spatial statistics

Marie-José Fortin (Univ Toronto, Canada)

30

2

2013

GIS for ecologists

Darren Norris

45

3

2012

Functional aspects of the morphology of fruit and seeds

Isolde Ferraz, Wolfgang Stuppy (Kew Garden, Inglaterra)

60

4

2012

Banding of terra-firme forest birds in central Amazonia

Gonçalo Ferraz, Erik Johnson (Audubon Soc, EUA)

45

3

2011

Phytogeography, ecophysiology, growth and sustainable management of Amazonian flooded forests

Jochen Schoengart, Florian Wittmann

60

4

2011

Human ecology: theoretical approaches

Glenn Shepard, Rui Murrieta (USP)

45

3

2010

Phytogeography, ecophysiology, growth and sustainable management of Amazonian floodplain forests

Jochen Schoengart, Florian Wittmann

60

4

2009

Workshop on the analysis of species distribution and plant community structure in PPBio reasearch areas in the Amazon

Flávia Costa

45

3

2009

Functional aspects of the morphology of fruit and seeds

Isolde Ferraz, Wolfgang Stuppy (Kew Garden, Inglaterra)

60

4

2009

On the use of Bioacoustics data in biodiversity and evolutionary ecology studies

Adolfo Amézquita (Univ de los Andes, Colombia)

45

3

2008

Field course on botanical identification

Mike Hopkins (INPA)

60

4

2008

Workshop on modelling of geographic distributions and the use of biological collections

A. Townsend Peterson (Univ Kansas, EUA), Marinez Siqueira (CRIA), Marina Anciães

60

4

2007

Origin and evolution of Amazonian ecosystems

Arnaldo Carneiro

15

1

2007

Evolutionary biology topics in ecological studies

Henrique Teotônio (Inst Gulbenkian, Portugal), Carlos Machado (Univ Arizona, EUA)

60

4

2007

Biogeography and evolution of Amazonian ecosystems

Mario Cohn Haft, Arnaldo Carneiro

60

4

2006

Spatial modelling of biophysical processes in tropical forests

Mark Mulligan (King’s College, Inglaterra)

45

3

2006

Biogeography and evolution of Amazonian ecosystems

Mario Cohn Haft, Arnaldo Carneiro

60

4

2005

Composition and diversity of trees in the Amazon: field and analysis methods

Hans ter Steege (Univ Utrecht, Holanda)

60

4

 

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