This course is discontinued

BIO4050 – Population ecology in sessile organisms

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

This course was given in Spring 2008 for the last time.

Causes of demographic change or stability. Life-cycle graphs. Age- and stage-structured demography for sessile organisms. Matrix-models. Individual based models. Effects of population density. Competition. Clonal and sexual reproduction. Dispersial. Disturbance. Field methods.

Learning outcome

The course will provide the students with insight and knowledge of methods and problems in contemporary population ecology of sessile organisms.


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

PhD-students must register for BIO9050. Please contact the student administration office.


Recommended previous knowledge

A bachelor degree in biology


The course is given every second spring semester, and contains 3 obligatory hours of lectures per week, and will have one obligatory field day. This course use Fronter. Before the start of the semester, information will be given on the semesterpage.


Four presentations, each 20% weighting. One written examination at the end of the semester (3h), 20% weighting.

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.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This subject offer new examination in the beginning of the
subsequent term for candidates who withdraw during an ordinary
examination or fail an ordinary examination. For general information
about new examination, see reglement for utsatt og ny eksamen ved MN-fakultetet
and the english version of the examination rules.

We also offer postponed examination after legitimate absence.

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.


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

Facts about this course






This course was given in Spring 2008 for the last time.

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)