Course responsible:Leif Egil Loe
Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås
Nominal workload:Lectures: 18 hours. Student lectures/seminars: 20 hours. The students' own effort - preparation for seminars and own presentations, writing of semester assignment, reading for exam: 210 hours.
Teaching and exam period:This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
About this course
After completion of the course students should have acquired indepth knowledge on a selected range of topics of high contemporary importance within Norwegian wildlife management. The subjects may vary among years depending on accessibility of lecturers and changing news picture, but include topics such as
- Laws and regulations in Norwegian wildlife management
- Large carnivore management - balancing politics and nature management
- Conservation biology in practice - the case of the Scandinavian Arctic fox and wild reindeer
- Managing populations through hunting - to which extent are different harvesting strategies at the root of the decadal increase in red deer and decrease in willow grouse?
- Using seabirds as ecological indicators to monitoring the health status of marine ecosystems
Upon completion, the student should understand and be able to discuss scientific literature and to write a scientific essay on the subjects wildlife ecology and management.
Upon completion, the student should be able to synthesize information within important conflict areas in Norwegian wildlife management, such a large carnivore conflicts, conservation of threatened wildlife species and assessing the threat of invasive species. The student should be able to use this knowledge to advice solutions to problems within wildlife management.
- Lectures are given (in Norwegian) by invited professionals within each topic of discussion. In addition, there is 1 semester assignment, discussion groups and individual studies.
- Students learning supported by supervision of the scientific essay
- NATF230, ECOL200 and ZOOL210.
- Oral examination (30 minutes) counts 60% of the grade. Popular science essay counts 40%. Both of the evaluated elements in the course must be passed to pass the course.
- An external examiner evaluates the oral examination and scientific essays.
- Oral presentation of the semester thesis and 1-2 scientific articles
- Lectures: 18 hours. Student lectures/seminars: 20 hours.
- Letter grades
- Special requirements in Science