The course is administrated by
Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics
Type of course
Theoretical subject. The course is offered on condition that a minimum number of students register for the course.
The course deals with the environmental factors and the ecological interactions that determine the dynamics of northern populations and how population fluctuations of key species may impact on ecosystem dynamics. Emphasis is put on species that have a key role in terrestrial boreal, sub-arctic and arctic ecosystems or species that are considered important as resources. A balance between theory and empirical case studies will be sought. The course will primarily use case studies, species and ecosystems relevant for northern Norway or adjacent sub-arctic and arctic areas.
BIO-2202 Ecology project (Ecology 2 b), BIO-2102 Ecological theory (Ecology 2a)
Language of instruction
The language of instruction is English and all of the syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.
30 hours seminars, 20 hours computer exercise and 30 hours project assignment.
Oral exam. The project work needs to be approved. Letter grades, A-F. There will not be arranged a re-sit exam for this course. Postponed examination will be arranged early in the next semester.
BIO-8106 Northern populations and ecosystems 10 stp
Available on request. See contactlist at the top - right.