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BI2033 - Population Ecology

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home 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 has:

  • 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 hours

Compulsory assignments

Approved participation in seminars and exercises.

Examination can be held orally after the end of the semester in which the course is taught.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved participation in seminars

Further on evaluation

In case of fail or improvement of grade a final examination is held each semester. The written exam can be changed to an oral exam in the semester when the course is not taught.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MNKBI233 7.5
MNKBI230 6.0
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Biodiversity
  • Biology
  • Zoology
  • Ecology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biology

Examination

Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100

Release
2021-12-07

Submission
2021-12-07


09:00


13:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination (1) 100/100

Release
2022-05-21

Submission
2022-05-21


09:00


13:00

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.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen.
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