6EV325 Topics in applied ecology


Learning outcomes

A student with fulfilled qualifications will have the following learning outcome:



  • knows how to gain updated knowledge with regard to current topics in applied ecology
  • understands what kind of scientific evaluations that can be used to describe a given article with regard to quality



  • is able to present and criticize (and argue in open debates) published literature in the field of applied ecology as if they were acting as referees in a scientific journal

General competence:


  • has an in-depth understanding of what measures one can use for evaluating scientific quality – both orally and written
  • has competence in communication and participation in discussions related to scientific publications in relevant fields


Course content

Aim to cover international publications in the following four topics of applied ecology: (i) The ecological effects of human impact in nature; (ii) The ecological effects of remedial actions; (iii) Sustainable utilisation of natural resources; (iv) Wildlife and habitat monitoring; (v) Related and informative DNA methods. The course content may vary between years as parts of the curriculum is updated.

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

Teaching and working methods

Seminars with students presenting, criticising and discussing scientific papers.

Obligatoriske krav som må være godkjent før eksamen kan avlegges

Coursework requirements

  • Presence on at least 80% of the seminars
  • Presenting and functioning as a referee of one or more publications throughout the seminar series
  • Active participation in discussion of papers presented by other students in the whole seminar series.
  • Satisfactory completion of the given student assignments (fail or pass).



Oral exam

Grading according to ECTS-system on scale A-E for passed and F for failed.