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Ecological dynamics

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2015

About course

The course focuses on how current ecological theory describes the interplay among organisms and their environment and how this knowledge can be applied to analyzing and solving ecological problems such as conservation of ecological communities, sustainable harvesting of populations, and regulation of ecosystem processes. The main emphasis is on the dynamics of consumer-resource interactions and spatial processes and their influence on ecological, as well as evolutionary, processes at the population, community and ecosystem levels. The course consists of lectures, computer exercises, independent projects and literature seminars. The theory is applied in computer exercises and projects where the goals are to understand how environmental factors and biological interactions influence ecological processes and to analyse and solve ecological problems.

Application and eligibility

Ecological dynamics, 15 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2015 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 2 November 2015

Ends

Lectures end on week starting 15 January 2016

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Application code

UMU-F5010

Application

The application period is closed.

Required Knowledge

90 ECTS Biology, including 30 ECTS Ecology. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section). Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.

Selection

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 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

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 33,750

Total fee

SEK 33,750

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 2 November 2015

Ends

Lectures end on week starting 15 January 2016

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Application code

UMU-50101

Application

The application period is closed.

Required Knowledge

90 ECTS Biology, including 30 ECTS Ecology. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section). Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.

Selection

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 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

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 33,750

Total fee

SEK 33,750

Contact us

Contactpersons for the course are: Mehdi Cherif, Course coordinator

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