BIO2100 – General Ecology
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
An introduction to general ecological principles, from the organism to the ecosystem.
After the course you should know about:
- Adaptation between organisms and the environment
- Principles of dynamics of populations
- Interactions at different levels – competition, predation, mutualism and parasitism
- Community structure and succession
- Production, food webs and nutrient cycles in ecosystems
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.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:
Mathematics R1 (or Mathematics S1 and S2) + R2
And in addition one of these:
- Physics (1+2)
- Chemistry (1+2)
- Biology (1+2)
- Information technology (1+2)
- Geosciences (1+2)
- Technology and theories of research (1+2)
The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies (in Norwegian).
In addition to fulfilling the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway, you must either have 2MX/2MY/3MZ and 3MX/3FY/3KJ/3BI/(2KJ+3BT)/(2BI+3BT) from Norwegian upper secondary school, or have completed equivalent studies in mathematics as well as physics, or chemistry, or biology at upper secondary school or university level at another educational institution.
Recommended previous knowledge
10 credits overlap with BIOS2100 – General Ecology
The course may overlap with older versions. To find out more about this, contact the executive offisers.
The teaching consists of lectures, colloquia and mandatory computer-exercises.
The subject will be using Fronter.
Final written exam 4 hours at the end of the semester.
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.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:
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.
Number of exam attempts are transferred between this course and BIOS2100
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.
Periodic evaluation Spring 2013.