Course code BOT100

BOT100 Plant Diversity

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Course responsible: Yngvar Gauslaa
Teachers: Kari Klanderud
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, June block.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2004-2005
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Taxonomy, cyanobacteria, protists (algae and myxomycetes and oomycetes), fungi, mycorrhiza, lichens, bryophytes, seedless vascular plants, gymnosperms, angiosperms, pollination, seed dispersal, herbivore defence, evolution and species formation.
Learning outcome:


The course gives a basic understanding of the diversity of the plant kingdom including mosses, ferns, gymnosperms and angiosperms, as well as focusing on algae, fungi and lichens. The course introduces the students to these groups of organisms their morphology, biology and how evolutionary forces have lead to adaptations to different ecological conditions.


The course enables the student to group organisms into kingdom and phylum, and trains students to be able to identify species of plants and lichens by using identification keys.

General competence:

The course gives necessary knowledge for further studies in ecology, nature management and other plant-related subjects.

Learning activities:
Lectures, laboratory exercises, field course, self-study.
Teaching support:
Textbooks: see Fronter
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Laboratory course with approved lab journal, as well as participation in the field course.
Written exam (multiple choice), 3 hours, is arranged in May and counts 2/3. The field course is in June and a floristic exam is arranged the last evening of the field course. The floristic exam counts 1/3 of the total grade. It is not necessary that the student passes all tests in the course in order to pass the entire course. A passing grade is based on the overall quality of the entire evaluated material.
Nominal workload:
Lectures: 24 hours. Laboratory work: 22 hours. Field course: 50 hours. Individual study (in addition to the laboratory and field courses): 54 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
ECOL110: 1 ects
Type of course:
Lectures: 24 hours. Laboratory work: 22 hours. Field course: 50 hours.
An examiner is used for approving the examination questions (multiple choice) and to decide the distribution of grades based on the number of correct answers.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått