NBIK15018U  Danish Natural Habitats, Ecology and Characterization

Volume 2017/2018
Education

MSc Programme in Biology

Content

An introduction to the Danish natural terrestrial habitats and their preconditions. Methods for describing groups of organisms (e.g. plants, fungi, beetles) and vegetation structure, deadwood and soil conditions as indicators.

Learning Outcome

To give students an overview of Danish terrestrial habitats, their ecology and their organisms (plants, animals, fungi). To practice description and characterization of locations using essential ecological parameters and appropriate groups of organisms.

After the course the student can:

Knowledge:

  • define the most important Danish natural terrestrial habitats, and account for their history
  • regognize the most important Danish habitats from their organism composition (plants, animals, fungi)


Skills:

  • identify which taxa are relevant to characterize a particular habitat
  • identify and apply relevant identificatoin literature for relevant groups of organisms


Competences:

  • communicate basic functional/ecological aspects of the main Danish natural habitats

See Absalon.

It is an advantage to have followed the course "Organismernes diversitet" or equivalent.
Lectures, discussion and project work hours for 7 weeks.
The field course has a fee which covers food and beverages.
Credit
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written examination, 1 hour under invigilation
Oral examination, 20 minutes, no preparation time
Continuous assessment based on presentation of specific habitats on the field course (weights 20%). Oral examination based on delivered report of project work in the Copenhagen area (weights 40%). Written examination, 1 hour (weights 40%).
All part-examinations must be passed separately, but not necessarily in the same exam period.
Exam registration requirements

Participation in the field course is mandatory.
 

Aid
Without aids
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Several internal examinators
Re-exam

Written examination 1 hour. No aids allowed.

If the requirement of participation in the field course is not fulfilled, the student must take the course again the next year.

Criteria for exam assesment

In order to obtain the grade 12 the student should convincingly and accurately demonstrate the knowledge, skills and competences described under Learning Outcome.

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 14
  • Excursions
  • 37
  • Project work
  • 153,5
  • Exam
  • 1,5
  • Total
  • 206,0