BI2033 - Population Ecology

About

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours

Course content

The course presents modern population ecology as an interesting and dynamic field. Central in the course is to give an understanding of the abiotic and biotic ecological mechanisms that determine the distribution and abundances of populations in nature. The course introduces central theories within population ecology which include the importance of abiotic factors, competition, predation, herbivory, dispersal, diseases and harvesting strategies for fluctuations in population sizes. There will also be an introduction, including practical exercises, in how to estimate important population parameters related to demographic patterns and growth of populations.

Learning outcome

Knowledge:
The student will:
Have knowledge and understanding of theories about biotic and abiotic factors that influence the distribution and abundance of individuals in wild populations.
Understand the significance of competition, predation, herbivory, dispersal, diseases and harvesting strategies for changes and fluctuations in population sizes.
Have knowledge and understanding of methods that are applied to estimate important population parameters related to demography and population growth.

Skills
The student can:
Explain and reflect about central ecological theories and ecological mechanisms which influence the distribution and abundance of individual in populations.
Apply different mathematical models that describe demographic properties in populations and estimate essential population parameters.

General competence
The student have:
The ability to disseminate knowledge about central theories and reflect independently around important ecological mechanisms that influence changes and fluctuations in population sizes.

Learning methods and activities

The course includes lectures, exercises and a semester project

Lectures: 30 hours
Seminar/groupwork: 10 hours
Exercises: 32

Compulsory assignments
Approved participation in seminars and exercises.


Examinations can be held orally outside teaching semester

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved participation in seminars

Further on evaluation

For the Academic year 2017/2018 §28 of the Supplementary regulations of the Study regulations, dated 2015.08.01, apply for re-sit examinations for final oral and written examinations in science subjects.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MNKBI230 6.0
MNKBI233 7.5

Timetable

Detailed timetable

Examination

Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 2017-11-29 09:00
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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