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Ecology BI123F

 

Ecology BI123F

ECTS Credits 10
Level Undergraduate
Course type Compulsory: BSc in Biology
Start semester Autumn 2020
Year of study 2nd study year
Course location Bodø
Faculty Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture
Teaching language English
Application deadline 7/1/2020

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

Prerequisities

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 (first instance 2015 autumn).
  • Presentation, worth 20/100 of the grade (first instance 2015 autumn).
  • Written examination, 4 Hours, worth 80/100 of the grade (first instance 2015 autumn).

Overlapping courses

BI131F Ecology, Soil and Plant Science - 8 study points.
BI115F-001 Cell Biology - 5 study points.
BI133F Ecology and Biodiversity - 5 study points.

Course literature

The reading list can be found in Leganto

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