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Course format On-site
Date 2020-08-10 - 2020-12-18

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.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course:


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


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


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


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