Alpine Ecology

During the course, the plant and animal species of the mountains and their habitat are studied with emphasis on factors and processes that determine the density and distribution of the species. This includes studies of various species adaptations to the mountain environment as well as trophic interactions in terrestrial and aquatic systems. In addition, the climate, bedrock, hydrology and potential effects of climate change are treated. During excursions and field projects theory and identification of species is practiced as well as oral and written presentation.

The Alpine Ecology course is partly online course and has two mandatory meetings. Lectures begin on week starting 11 June 2018 and end during the week of 20 August 2018. Lectures are held in Abisco, Sweden. Teaching language is English.

Required studies: 60 ECTS in Biology and/or Earth Science, including 15 ECTS in Ecology, or the equivalent.

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: SEK900
Tuition fee, first instalment: SEK33,750
Total fee: SEK33,750


Search terms: alpine, pollinators, bumblebees, birds, fish, plants, phenology, herbivory, periglacial, geology, landforms

Course details

Academic level(s)Bachelor
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUmeå University
Begin date11.06.2018
End date24.08.2018
Registration deadline15.03.2018
ECTS credits15.0
Field schoolYes
Fields of studyBiology and biochemistryEarth science
Teaching placeAbisco
Tagsfield schoolclimate changesummer schoolTerrestrial ecologyaquatic ecologygeoecology
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