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Ecology for Environment and Water

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Välkommen till kursen Ekologi för miljö och vatten!

Kursen startar den 5 september.

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Tentamen, skriftlig, är planerad till den 17 oktober. I kursen ingår två obligatoriska workshops, som är godkänd/underkänd och ingår som sådana i slutvärderingen.

Course evaluation

The course evaluation is not yet activated

The course evaluation is open between 2022-10-10 and 2022-11-14

Additional course evaluations for BI1274

Academic year 2021/2022

Ecology for Environment and Water (BI1274-30198)

2022-01-17 - 2022-03-23

Academic year 2020/2021

Ecology for Environment and Water (BI1274-30237)

2021-01-18 - 2021-03-23

Academic year 2019/2020

Ecology for Environment and Water (BI1274-30106)

2020-01-20 - 2020-03-22

Academic year 2018/2019

Ecology for Environment and Water (BI1274-30091)

2019-01-21 - 2019-03-24

Academic year 2017/2018

Ecology for Environment and Water (BI1274-30019)

2018-01-15 - 2018-03-16


BI1274 Ecology for Environment and Water, 5.0 Credits

Ekologi för miljö och vatten



Education cycle

Bachelor’s level


Title Credits Code
Single module 5.0 0201

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements(G1F)

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

Biology, 5 credits or equivalent.


The course will provide knowledge about terrestrial ecosystem structure and function.

After completing the course the student should be able to:

- describe the energy and water balance of ecosystems.

- describe the regulation of primary production in ecosystems.

- describe decomposition and turnover of organic matter in soils.

- describe the biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen, sulfur and phosphorous.

- describe population dynamics and interactions between species.

- do simple calculations of ecological systems.


In lectures, the following concepts will be treated: Terrestrial ecosystems. Basic population, community and ecosystems ecology. Primary production in ecosystems. Decomposition and turnover of organic matter. Biogeochemiska cycles of carbon, nitrogen, sulfur and phosphorous. Biodiversity, ecosystem processes and Ecosystem services.

During compulsory excercises, basic concepts will be interpreted and applied with help of mathematical models.

Formats and requirements for examination

Approved written exam and participating in compulsory elements.
  • 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: Bi1253

Grading criteria

There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 12684 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Biology
Course code: BI1274 Application code: SLU-10087 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Ecology Pace: 33%