This course provides knowledge of zoology with a specific focus on Swedish forest animals. You will learn about the taxonomy, classification, phylogeny, systematic and biogeography of animals. Lectures of Swedish taxa and exercises based on study collections give you insight into identification of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insect orders and tracks of saproxylic insects in Swedish forests.
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Academic year 2021/2022
2022-01-17 - 2022-06-05
Academic year 2020/2021
2021-01-18 - 2021-06-06
Academic year 2019/2020
2020-01-20 - 2020-04-30
SG0253 Forest animals, 7.5 CreditsSkogens djur
SubjectsForest Science Biology
Education cycleBachelor’s level
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Advanced study in the main fieldFirst cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirementsBachelor’s level (G1N)
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 knowledgeBasic eligibility for higher education.
ObjectivesThe aim of the course is to give an overview of forest animals, their phylogeny, origin, biology and distribution patterns in Sweden.
After completing the course the student should be able to:
- describe taxonomy, classification, phylogeny and systematic of the animal kingdom
- account for the biology of Swedish animals and their physiological adaptations, evolution, behavior and biogeography
- recognize species of Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Insect orders and tracks of saproxylic insects in Swedish forests
ContentThe course provides knowledge of zoology with a specific focus on Swedish forest animals. Digital lectures in general zoology together with assignments and literature provide understanding about the taxonomy, classification, phylogeny, systematic and biogeography of animals. Digital lectures and exercises give the student ability to identify mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insect orders and tracks of wood living insects in Swedish forests.
Individual assignments, exercises and written exams are compulsory.
Formats and requirements for examinationExamination includes written and practical parts.
The learning objectives are achieved by assignments, lectures, field excursions, and study of museum specimens.
- 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.
- 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.
Department of Wildlife, Fish, & Environmental Studies
Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom skog (PN - S)
Biology field: Zoologi (djurbiologi)
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The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Management of Fish and Wildlife Populations - Master's Programme Forest Management - Bachelor's Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 19030 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level (G1N)
Subject: Forest Science BiologyCourse code: SG0253 Application code: SLU-30225 Location: Umeå Distance course: Yes Language: English Responsible department: Department of Wildlife, Fish, & Environmental Studies Pace: 25%