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Wildlife biology

The Wildlife Biology course supplies students with a solid foundation in ecology and management of Scandinavian wildlife, including species biology, wildlife damage, management strategies (local and national), the organization of Swedish wildlife administration, research and monitoring methods, and insights into ongoing wildlife research. The main focus of the course is on applied issues but theoretical aspects of wildlife ecology are also addressed. Methods used in research and management of Scandinavian wildlife (for example telemetry, monitoring and genetics) are explained and practised in the field and in the laboratory. The use of population modelling, monitoring data, effects of uncertainty etc. in forecasting the effects of management decisions are explained within an adaptive management framework. Students also get the opportunity to attend hunting.



Wildlife Biology is given by the Department of Ecology at Grimsö Wildlife Research Station and includes lectures, exercises, group and individual projects, field practices, excursions, and literature studies. The course is tightly connected to research and important field techniques used at Grimsö, including the Wildlife Damage Centre. Real-world problems are presented at lectures and exercises led by researcher and field technicians at Grimsö, and staff from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, the County Board Administrations, the Reindeer Husbandry, and the Swedish Association for Hunting and Wildlife Management.

Course evaluation

The course evaluation is now closed

BI0872-10315 - Course evaluation report

Once the evaluation is closed, the course coordinator and student representative have 1 month to draft their comments. The comments will be published in the evaluation report.

Additional course evaluations for BI0872

Academic year 2023/2024

Wildlife biology (BI0872-10456)

2023-08-28 - 2023-10-30

Academic year 2022/2023

Wildlife biology (BI0872-10106)

2022-08-29 - 2022-10-31

Academic year 2020/2021

Wildlife biology (BI0872-10290)

2020-08-31 - 2020-11-01

Academic year 2019/2020

Wildlife biology (BI0872-10086)

2019-09-02 - 2019-10-31

Academic year 2018/2019

Wildlife biology (BI0872-10099)

2018-09-03 - 2018-11-11

Academic year 2017/2018

Wildlife biology (BI0872-10151)

2017-08-28 - 2017-11-05

Academic year 2016/2017

Wildlife biology (BI0872-10268)

2016-08-29 - 2016-11-06

Academic year 2015/2016

Wildlife biology (BI0872-10016)

2015-08-31 - 2015-11-01

Academic year 2014/2015

Wildlife biology (BI0872-10169)

2014-09-01 - 2014-11-09

Academic year 2013/2014

Wildlife biology (BI0872-10312)

2013-09-02 - 2013-11-10

Academic year 2012/2013

Wildlife biology (BI0872-10185)

2012-09-03 - 2012-11-11

Academic year 2011/2012

Wildlife biology (BI0872-10034)

2011-08-29 - 2011-11-06

Academic year 2010/2011

Wildlife biology (BI0872-10108)

2010-08-30 - 2010-11-07

Academic year 2009/2010

Wildlife biology (BI0872-10175)

2009-08-31 - 2009-11-08

Academic year 2008/2009

Wildlife biology (BI0872-10116)

2008-08-25 - 2008-10-26

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Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: Master’s level (A1N)
Subject: Biology
Course code: BI0872 Application code: SLU-10315 Location: Grimsö Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Ecology Pace: 100%