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Evolution and Ecology

Welcome to BI1393 Evolution and Ecology!

We are looking forward to meeting to you all next week. See you monday afternoon in VHC (Särimner) and again on tuesday in Loftets Hörsal where we will welcome you to university life, the animal behaviour & welfare programme and to this course (in evolution & ecology) in paticular. Our goal is to help you feel included and comfortable within the course, as well as inspiring and stimulating you with the course content.

See you soon!

Oh...and for those of you looking for Maria's zoom link...here it is!

https://slu-se.zoom.us/j/65604811755

Meeting ID: 656 0481 1755

Passcode: 215072

Matt (course leader)

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BI1393 Evolution and Ecology, 15.0 Credits

Evolution och ekologi

Syllabus approved

2020-11-12

Subjects

Biology

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level

Modules

Title Credits Code
Evolution 7.50 1002
Ecology 7.50 1003

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, entry requirements only from upper secondary school(G1N)

Grading scale

Pass / Failed 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.

Language

Swedish

Prior knowledge

• Biology 2
• Chemistry 2

Objectives

The aim of the course is to introduce the program and university studies in general. Furthermore, the course provides basic knowledge in evolution, ecology, and genetics.
After completing the course, the student should be able to:
- give an overview of links between ecology and evolutionary adaptations in vertebrates,
- use correct terminology in the subjects of ecology and evolution,
- describe basic genetics, organization of the genome, how heredity processes work and regulation of gene expression,
- discuss evolutionary, genetic and ecological perspectives on the domestication process,
- outline the risks of invasive species and their impact on the ecosystem,
- discuss the importance of biodiversity,
- discuss ecology and evolution in relation to the global sustainability goals,
- give a basic oral presentation in the subject of evolutionary biology,
- search, review and discuss scientific and popular science literature in evolutionary biology and ecology, individually and in groups, under supervision.

Content

The course cover basic evolutionary theory, evolutionary concepts, domestication, organisms’ adaptations to their environment, ecological structures, and processes at the population and community levels. The course also cover sustainability aspects and biodiversity in relation to evolution and ecology, and ethical aspects related to animals.
The course includes lectures, study visits, group assignments including problem-based learning (PBL), oral presentations, seminars and project work. During the course the students get training in the following generic competences: written and oral communication, information skills and problem based learning.

Mandatory parts if the course includes exercises, seminars, group assignments and study visits.

Formats and requirements for examination

To pass the course, the following requirements need to be met: approved written and oral examination, approved participation in compulsory parts, and approved mandatory 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

Some lectures are in English. Costs for study visits may apply.

Responsible department

Department of Ecology
Cooperating departments:
Department of Animal Environment and Health

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom veterinärmedicin och husdjur (PN - VH)
Biology field: Ekologi
Replaces: Ersätter delvis HV0139 och HV0133
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course
1) Domesticated
Author: Richard C Francis
ISBN: 9780393353037
Comments: NOTE: that this course literature is NOT obligatory, but will provide additional information about the evolutionary and ecological histories of domestic animals that you will work with in the coming years. It is only available in English, but it is a fascinating and easy read. It is well worth the effort :)

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Ethology and Animal Welfare (BSc) Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Biology
Course code: BI1393 Application code: SLU-10062 Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Ecology Pace: 100%