BIO-3505 Ecological Interactions - 10 ECTS
Master course for biology students - principally aimed at MSc-students specializing in Freshwater Ecology. The course is limited to 12 students due to the capacity of the field course. Students from freshwater ecology and other Master disciplines at the department (AMB) will be prioritized. The admission will take place during the first lecture. First lecture is mandatory.
The course is available as a singular course.
A candidate that has successfully completed Bio-3505 Ecological interactions:
- Has thorough knowledge and insight to central topics in population and community ecology
- Has advanced knowledge and in-depth understanding of ecological interactions with special emphasis on competition, predation and parasitism and their interrelationships
- Can explain and describe the use of key ecological concepts and theory related to competitive exclusion principle, ecological niche, biodiversity, biological invasions, food webs and trophic Cascades
- Can critically evaluate, interpret and contextualize scientific literature and studies
- Can analyze and deal critically with various sources of information in population and community ecology and use them to structure and formulate scholarly arguments
- Can formulate and raise pertinent and critical questions about trophic ecology and interactions in freshwater and other ecological communities
- Can integrate, summarize and discuss scientific topics in plenary sessions
- Can analyze and give oral and written presentations of problems concerning ecology and interactions
- Can communicate about academic issues, analyses and conclusions in ecology
Term thesis and oral examination. The final grade for the course is based upon a complete evaluation of the Term thesis and the oral exam. A graded scale of five marks from A to E for passed and F for failed.
There will be a re-sit examination for students that did not pass the previous ordinary examination.
Date for examinationTake home assignment hand out date 06.11.2019 hand in date 13.11.2019
The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.