Cryptogams and Nature Conservation
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Academic year 2019/2020Cryptogams and Nature Conservation (BI1321-10087) 2019-09-02 - 2020-03-24
Academic year 2018/2019Cryptogams and Nature Conservation (BI1321-10101) 2018-09-03 - 2019-03-25
BI1321 Cryptogams and Nature Conservation, 15.0 CreditsKryptogamer och naturvård
Education cycleSecond cycle
|Theory and litterature||10.00||1002|
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, only first-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1N)
Prior knowledgeEquivalent of 180 credits, including 90 credits in Biology.
English skills equivalent to English B from upper secondary school.
ObjectivesHaving completed the course the student should be able to:
- describe and explain how cryptogams (fungi, lichens and bryophytes) are used in nature conservation and environmental monitoring;
- describe and explain how cryptogams are affected by agriculture and forestry as well as by various environmental changes as e.g. climate change;
- identify indicator species and red-listed cryptogam species;
- plan, perform and evaluate cryptogam inventories.
ContentAt lectures information is given about:
- unique features of cryptogams (lichens, bryophytes, fungi) in comparison to other organism groups;
- external factors affecting cryptogams and potential threats to them,
- cryptogams as indicators of areas with high nature values;
- cryptogams as tools in environmental monitoring;
- the importance of land use to the occurrence of species and habitats;
- methods of documenting the cryptogam flora and the occurrence of individual species within an area;
- management and restoration of cryptogam habitats;
- establishment of reserves and other protective measures.
Identification of mainly indicator species and red-listed species is practised at exercises. Species and vegetation types are studied during field work and excursions, which are compulsory. Advancement in selected parts of the course’s topic is in the form of a compulsory project work.
Formats and requirements for examinationPassed written or oral examination, approved oral and written presentation of projects as well as participation in compulsory parts of the course.
- 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.
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