NBIK15018U Danish Natural Habitats, Ecology and Characterization
MSc Programme in Biology
An introduction to the Danish natural terrestrial habitats and their ecological preconditions. Methods to study different groups of organisms, with major focus on plants, but also fungi, insects etc. Description of vegetation and how it is influenced by ecological factors incl. soil conditions.
To give students an overview of Danish terrestrial habitats, their ecology and their organisms (plants, animals and fungi). Field-based description and characterization of habitats 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
- recognize the most important Danish habitat types by their organism composition (plants, animals and fungi)
- identify which taxa are relevant to characterize a particular habitat
- identify and apply relevant identification literature for relevant groups of organisms
- communicate basic functional/ecological aspects of the main Danish natural habitats
- perform a habitat analysis
- 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 must convincingly and accurately demonstrate the knowledge, skills and competences described under Learning Outcome.
- Course code
- 7,5 ECTS
- Full Degree Master
- 1 block
There will be a field course from Sunday to Friday evening before the start of the block (from 29 August to 3 September 2021)
- Block 1
- Course capacity
- No limitation
- Course is also available as continuing and professional education
- Study board
- Study Board for the Biological Area
- Department of Biology
- Faculty of Science
- Flemming Ekelund (8-7a797f798089827854767d83427f8942787f)