A student with fulfilled qualifications will have the following learning outcome:
knows how to gain updated knowledge with regard to current topics in applied ecology
understands what kind of scientific evaluations that can be used to describe a given article with regard to quality
is able to present and criticize (and argue in open debates) published literature in the field of applied ecology as if they were acting as referees in a scientific journal
has an in-depth understanding of what measures one can use for evaluating scientific quality – both orally and written
has competence in communication and participation in discussions related to scientific publications in relevant fields
Aim to cover international publications in the following four topics of applied ecology: (i) The ecological effects of human impact in nature; (ii) The ecological effects of remedial actions; (iii) Sustainable utilisation of natural resources; (iv) Wildlife and habitat monitoring; (v) Related and informative DNA methods. The course content may vary between years as parts of the curriculum is updated.
Arbeids- og undervisningsformer
Teaching and working methods
Seminars with students presenting, criticising and discussing scientific papers.
Obligatoriske krav som må være godkjent før eksamen kan avlegges
Presence on at least 80% of the seminars
Presenting and functioning as a referee of one or more publications throughout the seminar series
Active participation in discussion of papers presented by other students in the whole seminar series.
Satisfactory completion of the given student assignments (fail or pass).
Grading according to ECTS-system on scale A-E for passed and F for failed.