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:


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


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.
An overview of the chapters and articles are provided in class. Some of the reading material will be provided during the lectures.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Participation in course seminars
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.
Students may use a dictionary on the exam.
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