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Analysis of Ecological Data, 15 Credits

The course is discontinued from 2021-06-21

Swedish name: Analys av ekologiska data

This syllabus is valid: 2011-09-19 and until further notice

Course code: 5BI005

Credit points: 15

Education level: Second cycle

Main Field of Study and progress level: Biology: Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements

Grading scale: Three-grade scale

Responsible department: Department of Ecology and Environmental Science

Revised by: Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 2021-06-21


The course will review the analytic methods applied by ecologists The course aims are that the student will achieve basic knowledge and training in the design and planning of ecological experiments, and the capability to handle statistical analysis, and graphical presentation of ecological data with modern statistical software. The course includes a project work, in which students will analyse and write a report based on a real dataset.

Required Knowledge

120 ECTS including 60 ECTS in Biology of which 30 ECTS in Ecology or 60 ECTS Earth science/physical geography and 30 ECTS in ecology, or equivalent knowledge.

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.


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