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BI1451

Forest and landscape ecology

The course focuses on the fundamental ecological concepts, theoretical principles, and practical applications of modern forest and landscape ecology. The students learn how forest ecosystems are organised and get an overview of their biotic and abiotic components and processes. During the course, students discuss ecological applications and learn how organisms and their environment interact. Furthermore, they explore ecological principles at individual, population, community, ecosystem, and landscape levels. The students learn to understand the effects of natural and human impact on natural forest ecosystem functions. There is also an introduction to the way that ecological knowledge is applied on species conservation in forested landscapes.


Theoretical and practical elements of teaching activities are designed to acquire a deep understanding of the basics in ecology, particularly forest and landscape ecology. Lectures aimed at facilitating students’ comprehension of the course literature, that mainly consists of scientific texts. All modules contain practical elements like excursions and exercises . Students will also participate in group work based on selected literature, which is presented orally as well as in writing. Excursions and oral presentations are compulsory.


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Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Forest and Landscape (BSc) Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38060 SEK Cycle: G1N
Subject: Biology
Course code: BI1451 Application code: SLU-30133 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre Pace: 100%