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Additional course evaluations for BI1252

Academic year 2020/2021

Ecology (BI1252-40116) 2021-03-24 - 2021-05-02

Academic year 2019/2020

Ecology (BI1252-40088) 2020-03-25 - 2020-04-30

Academic year 2018/2019

Ecology (BI1252-40062) 2019-03-26 - 2019-05-02

Academic year 2017/2018

Ecology (BI1252-40021) 2018-03-21 - 2018-04-26

Academic year 2016/2017

Ecology (BI1252-40045) 2017-03-22 - 2017-04-27

BI1252 Ecology, 7.5 Credits


Syllabus approved



Biology Environmental science

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, entry requirements only from upper secondary school(G1N)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.



Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to general entry requirements and Biology 2 and Mathematics 3


The course aims to provide knowledge of basic ecological concepts and issues.

After completing the course the student should be able to:
- Explain basic concepts and issues related to organisms’ adaptations to the environment.
- Explain basic concepts and issues related to populations changes in time and space.
- Explain basic concepts and issues related to structure and change over time in the communities of organisms.
- Explain basic concepts and issues related to flows of energy and materials in the ecosystem.
- Do simple calculations of population growth and dynamics.


Instruction consists of lectures and exercises involving organisms’ adaptations to their environment, population ecology, species interactions (eg competition and predation), communities (including food webs and species diversity), ecosystems (eg, flows of energy, carbon and nutrients). Lectures also involves the development of ecology as a science and its relationship to other sciences, changes in the communities of organisms, and ecosystems over time, and the human role in ecological processes with respect to the sustainable use of natural resources.

Formats and requirements for examination

Passed written examination.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Responsible department

Department of Ecology

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom naturresurser och jordbruk (PN - NJ)
Biology field: Ekologi
Replaces: BI1040
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Agriculture Programme - Soil/Plant Crop Production (BSc) Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 19027 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Biology Environmental science
Course code: BI1252 Application code: SLU-40097 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Ecology Pace: 100%