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BI3037 - Ferskvannsøkologi

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Vurderingsordning

Vurderingsordning: Skriftlig skoleeksamen
Karakter: Bokstavkarakterer

Vurdering Vekting Varighet Delkarakter Hjelpemidler
Skriftlig skoleeksamen 100/100 4 timer E

Faglig innhold

The course covers properties of water and the significance of these properties for the structuring of plants and animals on the individual-, population- and community level. The course covers spatial and temporal variation in natural ecosystems, including effects of human activity and climate change. Important topics include an overview over the most important groups of organism, community structure, and control of communities through top-down (predator control) and bottom-up mechanisms (available food).

Læringsutbytte

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Basic limnology and water quality.
  • Overview of major functional groups of organisms in freshwater
  • Effects of land use, climate change and other anthropogenic sources of influence on freshwater ecosystems
  • Effects of abiotic factors on eco-physiology and life history of freshwater organisms
  • Effects of abiotic factors on trophic interactions, with emphasis on competition, predation and parasitism
  • Phenotypic responses to trophic interactions
  • The role of bottom-up vs. top-down regulation in freshwater food webs

SKILLS AQUIRED:

  • Critical evaluation of primary literature
  • Applying key methods for fish and zooplankton surveys
  • Use of the program R for analyses of data
  • Conducting laboratory experiments using aquatic organisms
  • Analysing and reporting data from lab- and field studies of aquatic organisms

GENERAL COMPETENCE:

  • The course gives a special competence linked to environmental problems in freshwater and the regulatory mechanisms for management of freshwater

Læringsformer og aktiviteter

Lectures: 18 hours

Field course: 3 days

Lab experiments : 10 hours

Seminars: 24 hours

Experimental work: 20 hours

Analyzing and reporting experimental results: 10 hours

Total expected workload: ca. 225 hours

Obligatoriske aktiviteter

  • Field Report
  • Lab Report

Mer om vurdering

Final exam counts for 100% of the total grade of the course. Only students with approved mandatory activities will be allowed to take the exam.

Retake of the final exam for improvement of grade can be done the following semester. In this case, the written exam can be changed to an oral exam.

Mandatory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Spesielle vilkår

Obligatorisk aktivitet fra tidligere semester kan godkjennes av instituttet.

Krever opptak til studieprogram:
Biologi (PHBI)
Biology (MSBIO)
Lektorutdanning i realfag for trinn 8 – 13 (MLREAL)
Natural Resources Management (MSNARM)
Ocean Resources (MSOCEAN)

Studiepoengreduksjon

Emnekode Reduksjon Fra Til
BI2035 7.0 HØST 2011
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Versjon: 1
Studiepoeng:  7.5 SP
Studienivå: Høyere grads nivå

Undervisning

Termin nr.: 1
Undervises:  HØST 2022

Undervisningsspråk: Engelsk

Sted: Trondheim

Fagområde(r)
  • Biodiversitet
  • Biologi
  • Zoologi
  • Økologi
Kontaktinformasjon
Emneansvarlig/koordinator: Faglærer(e):

Ansvarlig enhet
Institutt for biologi

Eksamensinfo

Vurderingsordning: Skriftlig skoleeksamen

Termin Statuskode Vurdering Vekting Hjelpemidler Dato Tid Eksamens- system Rom *
Høst ORD Skriftlig skoleeksamen 100/100 E 01.12.2022 15:00 INSPERA
Rom Bygning Antall kandidater
SL111 brun sone Sluppenvegen 14 5
Vår ORD Skriftlig skoleeksamen 100/100 E INSPERA
Rom Bygning Antall kandidater
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