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BI1398

Ecology

BI1398 Ecology, 15.0 Credits

Ekologi

Syllabus approved

2020-12-10

Subjects

Biology Environmental science

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level

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.

Language

Swedish

Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to general entry requirements and Biology 2 and Mathematics 3

Objectives

The course aims to provide knowledge of basic ecological concepts, issues and practices.
After completing the course students will be able to:
- Explain the basic concepts and issues relating to organisms’ adaptations to the environment.
- Explain the basic concepts and issues related populations changes in time and space.
- Explain the basic concepts and issues related to the structure and change over time in the communities of organisms.
- Explain the basic concepts and issues related to the flows of energy and materials in the ecosystem
- Make calculations of the populations growth and dynamics.
- Make simple flow calculations of energy and materials in the ecosystem.
- In the form of group work plan and carry out ecological field investigations and communicate the results orally and in writing.
-Identify Common Swedish invertebrate groups.

Content

Instruction consists of lectures and exercises involving organisms’ adaptations to their environment, population ecology, species interactions (eg competition and predation), communities (including food webs and species diversity), ecosystems (eg, flows of energy, carbon and nutrients), and invertebrates in fresh and brackish water.
Lectures also concerns the development of ecology as a science and its relationship to other sciences, changes in the communities of organisms and ecosystems over time, and the human role in ecological processes.
Students carry out ecological studies in the field during a field trip. The project (compulsory) is presented both in writing and orally.

Formats and requirements for examination

Passed written examination, passed written and oral reports, passed participation in compulsory parts.
  • 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: BI1039
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: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Biology Environmental science
Course code: BI1398 Application code: SLU-40099 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Ecology Pace: 100%