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
|Language of instruction||English|
|Fields of study||Biology and biochemistryEarth science|
|Teaching term||Summer term|
|Tags||field schoolclimate changesummer schoolTerrestrial ecologyaquatic ecologygeoecology|