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UTM1140 Wildlife ecology

Learning outcomes

A candidate with fulfilled qualifications will have the following learning outcome:


The candidate

  • Has a broad knowledge concerning ecological questions related to wildlife in boreal forests
  • Has basic knowledge on the use of practical tools and methods for studying and managing wildlife


The candidate 

  • Can apply ecological knowledge to assess management strategies and processes, and can find, evaluate and refer to relevant research
  • Can update their knowledge in wildlife ecology


General competence:

The candidate

  • Has good insight in important concepts and central questions in research and management of wildlife
  • Can communicate their knowledge of wildlife ecology and be familiar with innovation processes within this field 




Course content

he course is divided in 6 modules covering central aspects of wildlife ecology:

  • Genetic problems in small populations
  • Wildlife nutrition and foraging behaviour
  • Space use and social interactions
  • Life history and population dynamics
  • Literature review
  • Interspecific interactions

Teaching and working methods

Lectures, group discussions, computer labs and seminars where student-groups present selected topics. In addition, a field trip (1 day) will be held during the start of the course

Coursework requirements

  • Mandatory attendance at a minimum of 75% of seminars and field trip 
  • Individual assignments
  • Group presentations


A written exam accounts for 100% of the final grade

Grades are on the scale A-F. E or higher is required to pass the course