This course is discontinued

BIO4030 – Climate and population processes

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

The course was offered for the last time in autumn 2005. The course will be partly replaced by BIO4140 Life history and climate, which is offered every autumn semester, starting autumn 2006.

The course consists of three parts:

  • Covers how animals and birds have adapted to alpine and arctic climate and the population dynamical effects of the same adaptation.
  • Effects of climate on ectotherms (mainly terrestrial). What makes insects special. Processes: climatic adaptations and direct vs. indirect effects. Variables: temperature, humidity, UV, seasonality/unpredictability
  • A survey of large scale population ecological responses to climate fluctuations with a focus on historic data.

Learning outcome

To increase and operationalise the students knowledge of basic ecology with special emphasis on the effect of climate.

Admission

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If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

Bachelor degree in biology.

Recommended previous knowledge

Bachelor degree in biology.

Teaching

Lectures, group works, student presentations. The first part is held at Finse Forskningssenter one week in the beginning of the fall semester.

Minimum 4 students, maxaimum 20.

Examination

Three presentations/reports and final examination; Weight: 20:20:20:40.

Lettergrading system.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Teaching

The course was offered for the last time in autumn 2005. The course will be partly replaced by BIO4140 Life history and climate, which is offered every autumn semester, starting autumn 2006.

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)