NBIK15018U Danish Natural Habitats, Ecology and Characterization
MSc Programme in Biology
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.
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:
- 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)
- identify which taxa are relevant to characterize a particular habitat
- identify and apply relevant identificatoin literature for relevant groups of organisms
- communicate basic functional/ecological aspects of the main Danish natural habitats
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
- Project work
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written examination, 1 hour under invigilationOral examination, 20 minutes, no preparation timeContinuous 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.
- Without aids
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Several internal examinators
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.