BI3082 - Biodiversity and Conservation Biology II


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

This course will cover conservation and biodiversity at both the population and ecosystem level with focus on ecological and evolutionary processes and their interactions. Both the theoretical foundations of conservation biology and empirical examples will be covered through topics like protected areas, establishment of new populations, species interactions and biodiversity, restoration ecology, conservation genetics. Conservation biology will also be placed in the context of human societies.

Learning outcome

On completion of the course the students should be able to evaluate conservation of biodiversity in light of the topics mentioned in Course contents.
The candidate will obtain knowledge and understanding of:
- Ecological and evolutionary processes that are important for conservation of biodiversity
- Important approaches and practices in biodiversity conservation and management.

The candidate will be skilled in:
- Analysing and evaluating the importance of biological processes on conservation of biodiversity
- Critical reading and understanding of scientific results in conservation biology
- Planning management of biodiversity and biological resources in the light of ecological and evolutionary dynamics.

General competence:
The candidate will obtain competence on:
- Advanced understanding of biodiversity and conservation biology that is highly valuable both for scientific and management purposes

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars, exercises, journal clubs and semester assignment (written project). In the journal clubs, students read and prepare a presentation of selected scientific papers, followed by a discussion regarding scientific content and methodology used. In addition to lectures and journal clubs the course will also include other presentations, seminars, exercises, and/or a written report.
Compulsory assignments
Approved assignments/presentations
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Compulsory assignments

  • Approved term paper

Further on evaluation

All assessment components included in the course must be passed. If fail or retake it is the written final exam you are taken again. If appealing it’s the written final exam to which the appeal refers, if not anything else are specifiesd.
Assessment of parts are given in % points. Examinations can be held oraly outside teaching semester.

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
BI3080 6.0 2008-09-01


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 30/100
Spring ORD Assignment 30/100
Autumn ORD Written examination 70/100 D 2017-12-06 09:00 E6
Spring ORD Written examination 70/100 D
  • * 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.