BI1003 - Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Ethology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 6 hours D

Course content

The course gives a genral introduction to evolution, ecology and behavior. Understanding evolution and natural selection is a common ground for discussions of ecological and behavourial phenomena. Central concepts are variation, adaptations and speciation. De fundamental ecological processes at population, community and ecosystem levels are emphasized. At individual level are the behavoural adatations and mechanisms central. The students will know the ecological processes and how they influence the distribution of plants and animals. As a group based project, the students are given a subject to work with during the course period.

Learning outcome

After the course the candidate shall have:
the basic knowledge about evolution, ecology and behavior ecology
a good understanding of evolution and natural selection as the base for ecological and behavioral phenomenons.
basic knowledge about biodiversity and conservation biology

The candidate can:
find information and facts within the subject
use and communicate knowledge both in written and oral form through the production of a poster and an oral presentation
understand the basic concepts and methods within the subject

General competence:
The candidate:
understand the subject and its role in the society
can plan, communicate and exchange facts and ideas also to the rest of the society

Learning methods and activities

Lectures:60 hours
Group project, mandatory

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved project work

Further on evaluation

Please refer to these supplementary regulations UTF §5-6 at NTNU for information on re-sit examinations (oral and written) in science courses.
1. Final examination in each semester -for courses with prefix BI, IT and KJ a final examination is held during the examination period every semester.
2. New assessment incase of “fail” - please refer to the course description for details on which components of the course need to be retaken in case of re-assessment.

The written exam can be changed to an oral exam in the semester when the course is not taught.

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
MNKBI103 15.0
MNKBI130 9.0
ZO140 6.0
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 6

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Biology
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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