FEP202 Significance of Insects and Fungi in Forests
Showing course contents for the educational year 2020 - 2021 .
Course responsible: Paal Krokene
Teachers: Isabella Børja, Anne Aslaug Sverdrup-Thygeson
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
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Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in autumn parallell. This course has teaching/evaluation in autumn parallell.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2016-2017
The topic describes current challenges to forest health, focusing on the role of insects and fungi/pathogens. In addition, the topic describes the importance of insects and fungi for forest biodiversity and ecosystem services. Core themes are
- effects of climate change on forest pests and pathogens,
- economic and ecological threaths posed by invasive species,
- the biodiversity of forest insects and fungi,
- pest and pathogen problems in different forest stand "phases" (from seed production to wood products), and
- integrated and biological pest management.
A candidate who has completed the course shall have learned the following:
The teaching is based on lectures.
Teacher is available via e-mail during normal business hours.
A reading list will be posted in Canvas. All material covered in lectures is considered curriculum.
3 hours written exam
150 hours of work, including lectures and self-study.
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
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Type of course:
Lectures: 26-52 hours.
External examiner is used on the final written examination.
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / F