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Alpine Ecology

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Summer Term 2020

About the course

During the course, the plant and animal species of the mountains and their habitat are studied with emphasis on factors and processes that determine the density and distribution of the species. This includes studies of various species adaptations to the mountain environment as well as trophic interactions in terrestrial and aquatic systems. In addition, the climate, bedrock, hydrology and potential effects of climate change are treated. During excursions and field projects theory and identification of species is practiced as well as oral and written presentation.

Application and eligibility

Alpine Ecology, 15 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Summer Term 2020 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


8 June 2020


30 August 2020

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%, Distance

Number of mandatory meetings


Required Knowledge

60 ECTS in Biology and/or Earth Science, including 15 ECTS in Ecology, or the equivalent.


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Online application service is in Swedish. Notification of admission will be sent in early May. Contact the department for more information. Application deadline is 16 March 2020.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee


Tuition fee, first instalment


Total fee


Contact us

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Contact persons for the course are:
Keith Larson, course coordinator