Biogeography 4309

Course Description

The main part of the course is built up around plant and animal geographical regions. The students will gain an overview of the geographical localisation and distribution of the main types of ecosystems on the earth. They will gain knowledge of the most important concepts and methods in eco-system-mapping. Emphasis will be placed on the factors that influence the development of various ecosystems. Biological factors must be evaluated in relation to economic and cultural factors. The course includes an obligatory field course of at least 40 hours. The field course should be located in a region chosen for in-depth study. Management of threatened species and a sustainable development of ecosystems is included in the course. The students will also work with the planning and arrangement of the teaching in bio-geography.

Assessment Methods

Written 4-hour examination

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Per Arne Åsheim <>, last modified Anette Norheim Fredly - 09/11/2012