BI2043 - Biodiversity and Conservation Biology I


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 70/100 4 hours D
Assignment 30/100

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 to biodiversity
  • 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

The course consists of two evaluation parts: a written exam (70%) and project work (30%). Both parts are given individual grades and if both are assessed as passed the grades will be calculated to one final grade.

In case of fail or if you want to improve your grade the written exam can be retaken in both semesters, even the one without teaching.

In case of fail or if you want to improve your grade for the project work you will have to follow teaching again and submit a new project work.

Specific conditions

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 2021

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 Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 30/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD School exam 70/100 D 2021-12-07 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL515 Sluppenvegen 14 2
SL323 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL310 hvit sone Sluppenvegen 14 26
Spring ORD Assignment 30/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 70/100 D 2022-05-12 15:00 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.

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