FEP202 Significance of Insects and Fungi in Production Forests
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Course responsible: Paal Krokene
Teachers: Isabella Børja, Rannveig Margrete Vigdisdatter Jacobsen
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
Last time: 2022V
We address current challenges for forest health, with emphasis on the importance of insects and fungi in production forests. In addition, we describe the importance of insects and fungi for forest biodiversity and important ecosystem services. Key topics in the course are:
- how climate change affects insects and pathogenic fungi
- invasive species and the economic and ecological damage they cause
- integrated and biological control of pests, including the importance of the trees' own defense
- the most important pests in the various stand and life phases of the production forest (from seed production to wood products)
- the biological diversity of insects and fungi, including the importance of mycorrhizal fungi
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
125 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: Letter grades