Course responsible:Erik Trond Aschehoug
Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås
Teaching language:Engelsk, norsk
Limits of class size:40
Nominal workload:Lectures ca 5 hours. Work on the semester assignment ca 120 hours.
Teaching and exam period:This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
About this course
Students will gain a complete understanding of how to write a scientific review paper from existing scientific literature. In addition, students will gain specific knowledge on a topic in ecology, including previous research studies and methods.
After the course, students will have the skills necessary to:
Perform searches for scientific journal articles using Google Scholar and Web of Science
Read and understand scientific literature
Write in a scientific style
Assemble a scientific paper following journal guidelines
Use EndNote to organize literature and format references and citations
The course will develop the student’s ability to read, understand and synthesize scientific literature in ecology. In addition, students will expand their understanding of the natural world, ecological processes, and ecosystems. This competence will serve as the basis for writing scientific documents in the future, such as master’s and Ph.D. theses.
- Lectures, optional work sessions and semi-independent study resulting in the completion of a scientific review article.
- Students can get guidance and ask questions during weekly work sessions or lectures during the semester.
- Basic knowledge in ecology
- It is recommended that students take ECOL100 or ECOL200, BOT100, and ZOOL100 prior to ECOL201. However, the course is open to motivated students interested in ecology and with a basic background in biology and scientific principles.
- The course evaluation is based on one independent work (semester assignment).
- Quality assurance by the use of an external examiner .
- Students must sign a plagiarism agreement, have their topic approved, and complete assignments.
- Introductory lecture (1 hour); additional lectures (ca. 4hrs) and optional organized group work time (ca 10 hrs) during the semester. Students work on the semester assignment: 120 hours.
- B-ØN and M-ECOL
- Passed / Not Passed
- Special requirements in Science