BIOS5210 – Methods of Gradient Analysis
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 provides a theoretical background for the methods used for analysis of species-gradient relationships. Ordination and constrained ordination methods are particularly emphasised, and an introduction to geostatistical methods (methods for analysis of spatial structure) is given. Theory is accompanied by practicals. The participants are encouraged to bring their own data.
To give the participants sufficient knowledge of gradient analysis techniques to enable them to understand and critically evaluate methodlogical usage in published papers, and to be able to analyse own data.
Admission to the course
The courses BIOS5210 and BIOS9210 have joint admission. Applicants are ranked by the following criteria:
1. PhD students and master students at the MN faculty who have the course as part of the approved curriculum.
2. Other PhD students and visiting PhD students.
3. Students with admission to single courses on master’s level and exchange students
4. Applicants are ranked by credits in each group; all applicants within 1st rank before applicants in 2nd etc. If admission is limited to a fixed number of participants, admission will be decided by drawing lots for students who are ranked equally
Recommended previous knowledge
Practical experience with R statitical software is an advantage.
- 10 credits overlap with BIOS9210 – Methods of Gradient Analysis.
- 10 credits overlap with BIO4021 – Methods of Gradient Analysis (continued).
- 10 credits overlap with BIO9021 – Methods of Gradient Analysis (continued).
This is an intensive course. You have to meet on at least 80% of the lectures.
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.
One oral exam at the end of the course.
'Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: emneBIO4021, BIO9021 – Methods of Gradient Analysis (continued) and BIOS9210 – Methods of Gradient Analysis.
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.
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more: