FEP202 Ecological and economical significance of insects and fungi in forests
Showing course contents for the educational year 2016 - 2017 .
Course responsible: Paal Krokene
Teachers: Anne Aslaug Sverdrup-Thygeson, Halvor Solheim
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
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This course starts in autumn parallell. This course has teaching/evaluation in autumn parallell.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2016-2017
Topics covered are pests and diseases, the effects of climate change on insects and fungi, invasive species and biodiversity. There is particular focus on common pests and diseases in forests and wood, and countermeasures that can be taken against these. Other topics covered include the direct and indirect effects of temperature and climate change on insects and fungi, and the importance of biodiversity and invasive species for forest ecosystems and ecosystem services.
A candidate who has completed the course shall have learned the following:
The teaching is based on lectures and excursions. Report writing is done group-wise with 2-3 students in each group.
Teacher is available via e-mail during normal business hours.
A reading list will be posted in Fronter. All material covered in lectures and on excursions is considered curriculum.
Excursions with subsequent report writing.
3 hours written exam
150 hours of work, including lectures, excursions, reports and self-study.
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
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Lectures and field trips: 26-52 hours.
External examiner is used on the final written examination.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått