Additional course evaluations for BI1252
Academic year 2022/2023
2023-03-22 - 2023-04-27
Academic year 2021/2022
2022-03-24 - 2022-05-01
Academic year 2020/2021
2021-03-24 - 2021-05-02
Academic year 2019/2020
2020-03-25 - 2020-04-30
Academic year 2018/2019
2019-03-26 - 2019-05-02
Academic year 2017/2018
2018-03-19 - 2018-04-29
Academic year 2016/2017
2017-03-20 - 2017-04-30
Syllabus and other information
BI1252 Ecology, 7.5 CreditsEkologi
SubjectsBiology Environmental Science
Education cycleBachelor’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldFirst cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
Bachelor’s level (G1N)
The grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Prior knowledgeKnowledge 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.
Grading formThe grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Formats and requirements for examination
Passed written examination.
If a student has failed an examination, the examiner has the right to issue supplementary assignments. This applies if it is possible and there are grounds to do so.
The examiner can provide an adapted assessment to students entitled to study support for students with disabilities following a decision by the university. Examiners may also issue an adapted examination or provide an alternative way for the students to take the exam.
If this syllabus is withdrawn, SLU may introduce transitional provisions for examining students admitted based on this syllabus and who have not yet passed the course.
For the assessment of an independent project (degree project), the examiner may also allow a student to add supplemental information after the deadline for submission. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
The right to participate in teaching and/or supervision only applies for the course instance the student was admitted to and registered on.
If there are special reasons, students are entitled to participate in components with compulsory attendance when the course is given again. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
Department of Ecology
Bowman och Hacker. Ecology. Femte upplagan. ISBN**:** 9781605359281