BIO4371 – Fish ecology
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.
Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.
The course covers general fish ecology. A general textbook will be supplemented with new literature on a range of topics.
The aim of the course is that the students:
- Obtain an overview of the large morphological, behavioural and life history variability among the fishes.
- Understand how the fishes interact with its biotic and abiotic environment.
- Understand the ecological and evolutionary processes impacting on individuals, populations and species.
- Get and overview of important methods and their strength and weaknesses.
- Get an increased ability to express themself on these issues both written and orally.
Admission to the course
Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.
Recommended previous knowledge
Bachelor´s Degree in Biology or equivalent. Good basic knowledge of ecology.
The participants will be exposed to lectures on general topics as well as seminars describing ongoing research by local staff or guests. Further, each participant will:
- present and discuss one scientific paper
- write an essay on a given topic
First lecture is mandatory. If you can not attend the first lecture, please send a note to email@example.com, before the first lecture.
The course is only given if three or more students meet on the first lecture.
Presentation of a scientific article, an essay and an oral exam. The first two parts have to be passed to take the oral exam.
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Language of examination
You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
The presentation of an article is graded pass/fail. Essay and final oral exam is graded (A-F). The essay counts 30% and the final oral exam counts 70%, on the final grade.
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more: