Course code NATF300

NATF300 Conservation Biology

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Course responsible: Anne Aslaug Sverdrup-Thygeson
Teachers: Ole Gunnar Støen
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2004-2005
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Guest lecturers have high competence in the relevant topics. Discussions of relevant scientific papers. Progression from theory to practical examples.
Learning outcome:

A candidate who has completed the qualification will gain the following:

The student will gain insight and knowledge of the subject conservation biology and conservation of biodiversity. This includes relevant knowledge of genetics, demography, ecology, land management and social sciences.
The student will be able to acquire relevant background information about the specific challenges and professional issues in conservation biology and conservation of biological diversity, to work for the conservation of biological diversity as an interdisciplinary task, as well as analyze, present and contribute to discussions about the challenges and issues.
General competence:
The student shall after the course be familiar with the different professional themes in conservation biology relevant to the conservation of biodiversity, and contribute to discussions of these challenges and issues.

Learning activities:
Lectures, discussions and self-study.
Teaching support:
The teacher responsible for the course is available during office hours to answer questions about the subject.
Primack, A Primer of Conservation Biology. 5. ed. 2012.. In addition, selected articles about conservation biology. Everything that is dealt with in the lectures, including material given by guest lecturers, is curriculum, as are the articles.
ECOL200, NATF200.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
The written examination lasts 3 hours.
Nominal workload:
Structured teaching: 30 hours. Students" own effort - preparation for discussions, lectures and exam: 120 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures and discussions: 30 hours.
An experienced external examiner grades the examination.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått