Course code NATF230

NATF230 Wildlife Biology and Management

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Course responsible: Leif Egil Loe
Teachers: Espen Govasmark, Marte Synnøve Lilleeng, Olav Gjermund Hjeljord
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2004H
Preferential right:
Course contents:
The course starts with an introduction to the basics of evolution and genetics, animal behaviour, nutrition, metabolism and population dynamics, and then focuses on the individual wild species ecology, population status, distribution and assessment methods. Furthermore, there will be central management issues such as: Reducing predatory animal numbers in an effort to increase the numbers of edible wild animals, the effect of interference and nature encroachment, forest use and wild biotypes, modern agriculture and the wilderness, wilderness and pollution/wilderness diseases, and practical organisation of wilderness management. The topic of hunting and ethics will also be discussed.
Learning outcome:

Knowledge Through the course, students will become able to understand and have responsibility for the management of important wild species locally and regionally.


General competence The course will especially give students the competence to evaluate how the use and exploitation of soil, forest and natural areas may be done with fewest possible negative consequences for the wild species.

Learning activities:
Studies are based on lectures, data collection in the field, individual studies and discussion groups.
Teaching support:
Students will receive guidance from both the assistant teacher and the teacher during office hours when preparing the semester assignments.
Hjeljord, O. 2008. Viltet, biologi og forvaltning, Tun Forlag.
BIO120, ECOL100, ZOOL210, STAT100 and NATF100.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
The excursions.
Final written exam of 3 hours and two semester assignments count 60%, 25% and 15% respectively in the final course grade. All of the evaluated elements in the course must be passed to pass the course.
Nominal workload:
Lectures: ca. 50 hours. Excursion: 20 hours. Discussion groups: 30 hours. Students" self-study - writing of semester paper, preparation for lectures and reading for exam: 350 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures: ca. 50 hours. Excursion: 20 hours. Discussion groups: 30 hours.
An external examiner evaluates the final written exam.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått