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Additional course evaluations for BI1349

Academic year 2021/2022

Ecology (BI1349-20067) 2021-11-02 - 2021-12-02

Academic year 2020/2021

Ecology (BI1349-20098) 2020-11-02 - 2020-12-02

Academic year 2019/2020

Ecology (BI1349-20041) 2019-11-01 - 2019-12-03

BI1349 Ecology, 7.5 Credits


Syllabus approved




Education cycle

Bachelor’s level


Title Credits Code
Written exam 6.00 1002
Project 1.50 1003

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 Science 2 (or Biology 1, Physics 1a, Chemistry 1 or Biology 1, Physics 1b1 + 1b2, Chemistry 1)


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

After completion of the course, the student will be able to explain:
- Basic concepts and issues related to organisms’ adaptations to the environment.
- Basic concepts and issues related to populations changes in time and space.
- Basic concepts and issues related to structure and change over time in plant- and animal- communities.
- Basic concepts and issues related to flows of energy and materials in the ecosystem, and how these flows influence, and are influenced, by the structure and composition of plant- and animal communities.
- Basic concept of how the surrounding landscape influence ecological processes.
- Basic concepts and issues related to how natural and anthropogenic environmental changes influence ecological processes and biodiversity.


Instruction consists of lectures, exercises (partly mandatory), and written assignments (partly mandatory) on topics such as:
Basic principles for natural selection, evolution, and organisms’ adaptation to their environment.
Basic principles on regulation, distribution and growth of populations.
Basic principles of how populations are influenced by the environment, competition, predation and parasitism.
Basic principles of factors controlling structure and composition of plant- and animal communities,
Basic principles for the biogeochemical cycles, flows of energy, matter and nutrients through food webs, and processes regulating primary- and secondary production.
Basic principles of landscape ecology, e.g. how landscape configuration influence populations, biodiversity, and species extinctions.
Ecological processes in a changing world, how are populations, plant- and animal communities, and biodiversity influenced by global change.

Formats and requirements for examination

Passed written examination and presentation of project work, passed assignments, and passed mandatory activities.
  • 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 landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
Biology field: Ekologi
Replaces: BI0442, BI0685, BI1077
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Landscape Architecture Programme - Uppsala, Landscape Architecture Programme, Ultuna Landscape Architecture Programme, Ultuna Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 19027 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Biology
Course code: BI1349 Application code: SLU-20034 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Ecology Pace: 100%