BI2043 - Biodiversity and Conservation Biology I


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 30/100
Written examination 70/100 4 hours D

Course content

The course gives an introduction to terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity and conservation biology, and common methods to conserve
the environment and the biological diversity. Central aspects are biodiversity through history, the value of biodiversity, human effects on biodiversity, and the theoretical foundations for and empirical examples of conservation biology.

Learning outcome

The candidate will obtain knowledge and understanding of:
Patterns and processes in biodiversity
The values of biodiversity
The threats tobiodiversity
Different methods within conservation biology

The candidate will be skilled in:
Using and communicating the subject in written form
Finding information and facts about the subject, and compiling those facts in a critical way
The central concepts and methods

General competence:
The candidate will obtain competence on:
The subject and its role in the society
Accessing, compiling and communicating facts on biodiversity and conservation biology

Learning methods and activities

Lectures: 20 hours
Assignment: written report, mandatory

Examinations can be held orally outside teaching semester

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved assignment

Further on evaluation

All assessment components included in the course must be passed. In the case of 'fail' or 'retake' , the final written examination needs to be taken again. Appeals for reassessment apply to the final written examination only. The individual components will not be graded and assessment consists of an overall final grade. The written exam can be changed to an oral exam in the semester when the course is not taught.

Supplementary regulations UTF §5-6 at NTNU are applicable for re-sit examinations (oral and written) in science courses.

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.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 2

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biology



Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 30/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 30/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Written examination 70/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 70/100 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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