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

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 avolution 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

Generell kompetence:
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
Project, mandatory

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved project work

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
MNKBI103 15.0
MNKBI130 9.0
ZO140 6.0


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination** 100/100 2017-12-04 09:00 JC12 , JC1 , JB30
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
  • ** Dette er en digital eksamen: Ta med egen PC. Merk: Hvis du skal ha tilrettelegging med PC og er plassert på datasal, trenger du ikke å ta med deg egen PC, men merk at du fortsatt skal levere eksamen i Inspera. Gjennomfør en demoeksamen uten SEB på Please note that this is a digital exam: Please bring your own computer.
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