Forest animals

Last changed: 09 August 2023
A vole in a forest. Photo.

Do you want to learn about forest animals, their origin, biology and distribution patterns? Then this is the course for you!


The course is paused in 2024 and will be held again in the spring semester of 2025.


In this course you will study the biology of Swedish animal species and their physiological adaptations, evolution, behaviour and distribution patterns.

You will learn to identify species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insect schemes and the tracks of wood insects in Swedish forest.

The course gives you basic zoological knowledge with focus on the animal species in Swedish forests. You will also learn about taxonomic classification, classification, phylogeny, systematics and biogeography in animal species.