This course is discontinued

BIO4020 – Methods of gradient analysis

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Course content

The course is no longer offered, but is replaced by BIO4021. BIO4020 was given for the last time spring 2006. BIO4021 is given for the first time spring 2007.

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.

Learning outcome

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

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Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

None

Recommended previous knowledge

Mandatory courses in the biology bachelor programme, included BIO 2130 Biostatistics .

Teaching

The course is given as a one-week intensive course with integrated lectures, demonstrations and practicals. Presence at 80% or more is mandatory.

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Examination

Oral exam. Letter grade

Grading scale

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.

Mikael Ohlson is the external auditor for this course till spring term 2007.

Evaluation

The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course

Credits

5

Teaching

The course is no longer offered, but is replaced by BIO4021. BIO4020 was given for the last time spring 2006. BIO4021 is given for the first time spring 2007.

Examination

Every spring

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)