Subject description for 2020/2021

Ecology (BI123F)

Ecology

BI123F

Application deadline: July 01

Course description

The course gives the students an introduction to ecology. Main topics covered are: The Biosphere, Population Ecology, Community Ecology, Ecosystems, Marine Ecology, Conservation Biology, Climate change.

Costs

No costs except semester registration fee and syllabus literature.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course:

Knowledge The student should have knowledge and understanding of:

  • key ecological processes
  • the interactions between organisms and their environment
  • key environmental and ecological issues facing society

Skills The student should be able to:

  • demonstrate competence in a range of basic methods used for ecological research (field work and data analysis)
  • Give a short oral presentation about ecological topics

General Competence The student should:

  • have developed an appreciation of the modern scope of scientific inquiry in the field of ecology
  • be able to convey key subject matter such as theories, issues and challenges regarding the field of ecology - both in writing and orally
  • demonstrate awareness of human interactions with natural populations and eco-systems, including habitat modification, pollution, exploitation and conservation

Course type

Compulsory: BSc in Biology

Prerequisites

Admission to the course follows the admission requirements of the study program Bachelor in Biology.

Mode of delivery

Face-to-face teaching.

Teaching activities and methods

Lectures, lab (compulsory) and field-work (compulsory).

Course evaluation

The study programme is evaluated annually by students by way of course evaluation studies (mid-term evaluation and final evaluation). These evaluations are included in the universitys quality assurance system.

Assessment and examinations

Compound evaluation, grading scale A-E, Beste A, Ikke bestått F
  • Presentation, comprises 20/100 of the grade, grading scale A-E, Beste A, Ikke bestått F.
  • Written examination, 4 hours, comprises 80/100 of the grade, grading scale A-E, Beste A, Ikke bestått F.

Overlapping courses

BI131Fv1 Ecology, Soil and Plant Science - 8 study points.
BI115F-001v1 Cell Biology - 5 study points.
BI133Fv1 Ecology and Biodiversity - 5 study points.

Course literature

The reading list can be found in Leganto
Course coordinator
ECTS Credits 10 Course location Bodø Faculty
Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture