BI3082 - Biodiversity and Conservation Biology II


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Rapport 40/100
Home exam 60/100 4 hours
Oral exam 60/100

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. Relevant principles from behavioural ecology, population ecology, genetics and evolution will be related to conservation biology and biodiversity. Both the theoretical foundations of conservation biology and empirical examples will be covered.

Learning outcome

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 term paper

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.
Exam Language: English

Specific conditions

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

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BI3080 6.0
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biology


Examination arrangement: Assignment and Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Rapport 40/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Home exam (1) 60/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Rapport 40/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral exam 60/100 2021-06-10 09:00 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. Please note that the exam form has changed as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation

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