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UTM1140 Wildlife ecology


A candidate with fulfilled qualifications will have the following learning outcome:


The candidate:

  • Has a broad knowledge concerning ecological questions related to wildlife in boreal forests
  • Has basic knowledge on the use of practical tools and methods for studying and managing wildlife


The candidate

  • Can apply ecological knowledge to assess management strategies and processes, and can find, evaluate and refer to relevant research
  • Can update their knowledge in wildlife ecology


General competence:

The candidate

  • Has good insight in important concepts and central questions in research and management of wildlife
  • Can communicate their knowledge of wildlife ecology and be familiar with innovation processes within this field 





  • Genetic problems in small populations
  • Social interactions, habitat selection and space use
  • Wildlife nutrition
  • Life history and population dynamics
  • Trophic interactions
  • Basic study design and analytical methods in wildlife research

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

Lectures and 3 days with seminars where student-groups present and discuss selected topics. In addition, a field trip (ca 2 days) will be held together with the course wildlife ecology 2

Obligatoriske krav som må være godkjent før eksamen kan avlegges

  • Individual assignments
  • Group presentations


  • An oral exam accounts for 60% of the final grade
  • Individual assignments and group presentations account for 40% of the final grade

Grades are on the scale A-F. E or higher is required to pass the course