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Applied Conservation biology

Additional course evaluations for BI1318

Academic year 2020/2021

Applied Conservation biology (BI1318-10257) 2020-08-31 - 2020-11-01

Academic year 2019/2020

Applied Conservation biology (BI1318-10192) 2019-09-02 - 2019-10-31

Academic year 2018/2019

Applied Conservation biology (BI1318-10100) 2018-09-03 - 2018-11-05

BI1318 Applied Conservation biology, 15.0 Credits

Tillämpad Naturvårdsbiologi

Syllabus approved



Biology Environmental science

Education cycle

First cycle


Title Credits Code
Written exam 9.00 1002
Project: Survey methods 2.50 1003
Project: Management 2.50 1004
Project: Nature conservation in society 1.00 1005

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, at least 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirements(G2F)

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

60 credits in biology of which 7,5 credits ecology


The course will give the students knowledge about theory and practice in conservation biology necessary for a future professional work with issues related to nature conservation and biodiversity.
After completed course, the student should be able to:
- Explain and discuss basic concepts in theory and practice of conservation biology.
- Discuss different aims of nature conservation and potential conflicts between conservation and other societal interests.
- Understand historical and biological processes that have formed the current biological diversity
- Identify biotopes of importance for nature conservation
- Review different options to manage biotopes of high conservation value, and analyze the relevance of different management options on specific sites.
- Review important legal and policy instruments in society’s work towards preserving biological diversity
- Plan and conduct surveys and monitoring of certain species or groups of species.
- Exemplify how authorities and other organizations work with nature conservation in practice


The course contains lectures, excursions, practical exercises, seminars and projects. Excursions to different biotopes and conservation sites is an important part of the course, as are the projects where the students get to apply their theoretical knowledge. The projects are mandatory.

The course gives the student the necessary knowledge for a future career in the conservation sector, and therefore combines theoretical and practical elements.

The course contains basic theory and concepts in conservation biology, biodiversity-oriented management of specific habitat types, biodiversity conservation in both protected areas (e.g. nature reserves) and in the production landscape, and methods for surveying and monitoring of biodiversity.

Formats and requirements for examination

Passed written exam, approved oral and written presentation of the project and approved hand-in assignments.
  • 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.

Additional information

This course complements the contents of (#07091) Conservation biology, 7,5 credits, but the two courses can also be studied independently from each other.

Responsible department

Department of Ecology

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom naturresurser och jordbruk (PN - NJ)
Biology field: Ekologi
Replaces: BI0851 och till viss del BI1244
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: Biology and Environmental Science - Bachelor´s Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: First cycle
Subject: Biology Environmental science
Course code: BI1318 Application code: SLU-10213 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Ecology Pace: 100%