NATF320 Ecology and Management of Natural Resources in the Tropics
Showing course contents for the educational year 2018 - 2019 .
Course responsible: Torbjørn Haugaasen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: EN
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This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2007-2008
This course aims at guiding students to a post-graduate level in tropical ecology and 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.
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.
The students will be able to use ecological knowledge about tropical ecosystems in a managemnt context.
Lectures, seminars, semester assignment.
The candidate's learning is supported through academic supervision 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.
Participation in course seminars
Written exam counts 50% and term paper counts 50%. Both parts must be passed to pass the course
Lectures: ca. 50 hours. Students own work with semester assignment writing, preparation for presentations, seminars, lectures and reading for exam: ca. 250 hours.
Special requirements in Science
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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: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått