Danish Natural Habitats, Ecology and Characterization
An introduction to the Danish natural terrestrial habitats and their ecological preconditions. Methods to study different groups of organisms, with major focus on plants, but also fungi, insects etc. Description of vegetation and how it is influenced by ecological factors incl. soil conditions.
MSc Programme in Biology
To give students an overview of Danish terrestrial habitats, their ecology and their organisms (plants, animals and fungi). Field-based description and characterization of habitats using essential ecological parameters and appropriate groups of organisms.
After the course the student can:
- define the most important Danish natural terrestrial habitats, and account for their history
- recognize the most important Danish habitat types by their organism composition (plants, animals and fungi)
- identify which taxa are relevant to characterize a particular habitat
- identify and apply relevant identification literature for relevant groups of organisms
- communicate basic functional/ecological aspects of the main Danish natural habitats
- perform a habitat analysis
Lectures, discussion and project work hours for 7 weeks. Independent project work make up about 50% of the course.
It is an advantage to have followed the course "Organismernes diversitet" or equivalent.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
Written examination, 1 hour under invigilationOral examination, 20 minutes, no preparation time
- Type of assessment details
- Continuous assessment based on presentation of specific
habitats on the field course (weights 20%). Oral examination based
on delivered report of project work in the Copenhagen area (weights
40%). Written examination, 1 hour (weights 40%) (held as part of
All part-examinations must be passed separately, but not necessarily in the same exam period.
- Without aids
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Several internal examinators
Criteria for exam assessment
In order to obtain the grade 12 the student must convincingly and accurately demonstrate the knowledge, skills and competences described under Learning Outcome.
Single subject courses (day)
- Project work
- Course number
- 7,5 ECTS
- Programme level
- Full Degree Master
1 blockThere will be a field course from Sunday to Friday evening before the start of the block (from 29 August to 3 September 2021)
- Block 1
- No limitation
The number of seats may be reduced in the late registration period
- Study Board for the Biological Area
- Department of Biology
- Faculty of Science
- Flemming Ekelund (8-6c6b716b727b746a46686f7534717b346a71)
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