Course code NATF320

NATF320 Ecology and Management of Natural Resources in the Tropics

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Course responsible: Stein Ragnar Moe
ECTS credits: 10
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 Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2007-2008
Preferential right:
-
Course contents:
This course aims at guiding students to a post-graduate level in tropical ecology natural resource management. The course is a combination of general tropical ecology and applied dimensions, focusing on management and conservation issues. The course benefits from a wide range of expert contributions and examples from a wide variety of tropical biomes. The students, acting as a participatory component via presentations and discussions, form an integral part of the course. One important part of the course is the development of a term paper focusing on a topic relevant for the course content.
Learning outcome:

Knowledge:

The students will have advanced knowledge about tropical ecosystems and management.

Skills:

The stduents will be able to use aquired ecological knowledge in managment of tropical ecosystems and be able to write scintific reports about these topics.

General comptence:

The students will be able to use ecological knowledge about tropical ecosystems in a managemnt context.

Learning activities:
Lectures, seminars, semester assignment.
Teaching support:
The candidate's learning is supported through academic supervision during the field excursion and in the teacher's office hours.
Syllabus:
An overview of the chapters and articles are provided in class. Some of the reading material will be provided during the lectures.
Prerequisites:
ECOL200.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Participation in course seminars
Assessment:
Written exam, 3.5 hours, counts 3/5 of the grade. Term paper counts 2/5 of the grade. All of the evaluated elements in the course must be passed to pass the course.
Nominal workload:
Lectures: ca. 50 hours. Students own work with semester assignment writing, preparation for presentations, seminars, lectures and reading for exam: ca. 250 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
-
Type of course:
Lectures, 4 hours per week.
Note:
Students may use a dictionary on the exam.
Examiner:
The examiner is an expert in the subject area, and problem issues, if any, can be discussed with him/her.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått