1. Contact teaching, including self-study of lectures (24 h)
2. Two individual tasks (essays and other tasks) (16 h)
3. Self-study of literature (115 h)
1. Completion of the individual tasks by the given dead line is a prerequisite for passing the course
1. Exam: 80%
2. Individual assignments: 20% (2x10%)
1. Successful completion of the course is 5 ECT credits
3 cr of basic studies, e.g. TROP120 or corresponding knowledge.
The student will learn to explain structure and functioning of tropical forest ecosystems. The student will learn to identify factors affecting the biological diversity of tropical forests, and analyze options and constraints in the conservation of tropical forests.
B.Sc. studies (2nd year) III period.
General principles of the biology; evolution and genetics of tropical trees using selected examples; biological diversity of tropical forests; forest structure, form and function; processes and cycles; disturbance dynamics; conservation of tropical forests and landscapes.
Contact teaching 26 - Group work 12 - Self-study 96. The course consists of weekly lectures and home assignments.
Course handouts and other materials distributed during the course are available in the web. The following literature is optional:
Ghazoul & Sheil. 2010.Tropical Rain Forest Ecology, Diversity, and Conservation. Oxford University Press. 516 p.
Exam, individual reports. Attendance will be taken into account in final grading.
Teaching in English. This course can also be completed as an exam on literature (3 cr).