Advanced Plant Identification

Course content

Identification of vascular plants to species.

Education

MSc Programme in Biology
MSc Programme in Nature Management

Learning outcome

Knowledge:

  • Overview over botanical terminology and available tools for plant identification, experience in critical use of identification literature
     

Skills:

  • To correctly identify Danish plants to species by use of relevant determination keys and taxon descriptions
  • To have a good overview of systematics and species delimitation in vascular plants
  • To understand the correct use of vascular plants in bio-indication


Competences:

  • To be able to safely arrive at the correct identify of Danish vascular plants
  • To enable the use of plant identification in conservation surveillance, nature management and dissemination of biodiversity.

Field excursions, exercises and own field project work.

See Absalon

The course expands the compulsory courses Diversity of Organisms and Field Course II (biology), but these courses are not a precondition.

The students pay for their own food during the course. And there might be some payment for the transportation. Accomodation is free of charge.

ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Portfolio
The portfolio consits of documentation of the identification work done.
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
One internal examiner.
Criteria for exam assessment

The grade 12 will be given to the solution that fully demonstrates mastership of the abilities in the "learning outcome".

 

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Exam
  • 10
  • Excursions
  • 30
  • Preparation
  • 106
  • Practical exercises
  • 30
  • Project work
  • 30
  • English
  • 206