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2021/2022

6EV325 Topics in applied ecology

Læringsutbytte

Learning outcomes

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

Knowledge:

Student

  • 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

Skills:

Student

  • 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

General competence:

Student

  • 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

Innhold

Course content

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

Coursework requirements

  • 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).

Eksamen

Examination

Oral exam

Grading according to ECTS-system on scale A-E for passed and F for failed.