This course give you insights into a number of hot research areas of Ecology. Where is the cutting edge today? The course also deals with why different research fields of ecology have been popular during different periods, and the reasons behind such trends. Which are the forces within and outside science?
You participate in seminars by sometimes world leading ecologists representing various research fields. In connection to each seminar selected scientific articles are read and discussed.
One or more projects are done on themes like historical trends or interactions between disciplines, which are presented and discussed at seminars.
Examination is done throughout the course and includes evaluation of understanding, motivation and project works.
The course gives a broad overview of current ecological research, pure as well as applied, and thus facilitates an active participation in scientific as well as more societal discussions. The course will make the student well prepared for research studies in ecology and also for handling ecological questions in society.
Professor. Head of Unit
The course is given part-time, during one year beginning early autumn (period 1).