This course is discontinued

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

The course addresses 4 community ecological topics, selected for being under ongoing debate. Recent publications form the basis for the course. The selected topics may change from semster to semester.

Learning outcome

To update the participants on community ecological topics currently under debate, as well as to assist in development of the analytic skills and critical attitudes of the participants.


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PhD-students must register for BIO9000. Please contact the student administration office.

Overlapping courses

5 credits overlap with BIO9000 – Community Ecology (discontinued)


The course consists of five meetings during the semester. One new topic will be addressed at each meeting. The topic will be introduced in a lecture given by a teacher. Based on a list of proposed articles, the students shall discuss the topic. The students, divided into groups if necessary, shall give an introductory presentation, which is to be followed by a plenary discussion, to one topic each. One hour of counselling with the teacher is offered in the work with an introductory presentation.


Contribution to one introductory presentation (power point, pass/fail) and participation in plenary discussions (based upon mandatory presence).

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

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 2012.


The course is only given if three or more students meet on the first lecture.

Facts about this course






Every other Spring semester. Next time Spring 2013.


Every other Spring semester. Next time Spring 2013.

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)