A candidate with fulfilled qualifications will have the following learning outcome:
has a broad knowledge about different methods used in wildlife research, such as monitoring, density estimates, radio telemetry, trapping and tracking
has knowledge about constitutes a scientific study
has knowledge about the most common statistical methods and has learned how to write a scientific report
is able to design and conduct a minor wildlife research study
is able to plan, organize and conduct data collection in the field for specific topics
can apply basic statistics
can present a study and its results as a scientific report
is able to read scientific literature and discuss own results in the light of other publications
can conduct small wildlife research projects from design to report
can do team work
can exchange ideas about and critically discuss different methods used in wildlife research
can also reflect about ethical questions regarding wildlife research
Biodiversity, Extinction and Conservation
Scientific design: different methods to collect data.
Describing and exploring data
Teaching and working methods
The students design and conduct up to three different research projects. These projects are often part of on-going larger research projects of the Faculty. In addition, students get theoretical lectures and exercises on different methods on how to design scientific studies, to collect data, to do statistical analyses, to find and use published literature, and to report data.
Participation in research projects
Report 1 - groups (35%)
report 2 - groups (15%)
report 3 - individual (50%)
Grading according to ECTS-system on scale A-E for passed and F for failed. All exams must be passed in order to pass the course.