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Ecology for non-ecologists

PFS0164 Ecology for non-ecologists, 5,0 Hp

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Pedagogical form: The course consists of lectures, an interactive group assignment (in pairs of groups of three), an individual essay, and self-study as the course aims at providing theoretical understanding of concepts in ecology and applying these to the participants own research. Flipped classroom will be used to increase participant involvement in the course. The course will also include an excursion to field sites outside of Umeå to see described theory in the field. The gained knowledge will be tested with a presentation of the group assignment and the individual written essay.

Preliminary time schedule:
Day 1: 9:00 – 10:00h Introduction to the course
10:00 – 12:00h Basic ecology lecture
13:00 – 15:00h Introduction to group assignment
15:00 – 16:00h Group discussion on assignment
Day 2-4: 9:00 – 11:00h Guest lecture on a specific topic
11:00 – 12:00h Working on group assignment
13:00 – 15:00h Guest lecture on a specific topic
15:00 – 16:00h Working on group assignment
Day 5: 9:00 – 12:00h Introduction to final essay
13:00 – 16:00h Working on group assignment
Day 6: 9:00 – 16:00h Excursion to field sites outside of Umeå
Day 7: 9:00 – 16:00h Working on group assignment
Day 8: 9:00 – 16:00h Presentation of group assignments as final
Day 9-17: 9:00 – 16:00h Working on individual essay
Day 18: 17:00h Deadline for handing in individual essay

The Department reserves the right to cancel the course if there are not more than 5 students who have applied for the course. There is no tuition fee. The student is responsible for any housing and travel costs. Students belonging to the ECOS research school have priority to the course.

Part of research school: ECOS, Ecology & Society
Education Cycle: Third
Scope: Basic course, aimed at students with non-ecology background
Location: Umeå

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