Ecosystem Analysis

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

To provide the student the tools to analyze environmental impacts and evaluate how the most important environmental impacts affect surrounding environments, on local as well as on global scales.

The project will focus on a natural environment where management aspects of the natural resources are an integral part of the ecosystem function.  

Learning objectives

Knowledge

Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • Account for the dominating factors that show important environmental impacts
  • Explain the differences between different management strategies based on differences in organizational structures, the emergence of international organizations and interaction with the market

Skills

  • Make load balances for chemical compounds and analyze the impact of these compounds on e.g. water or food resources
  • Evaluate local and global effects of green-house gas emissions

Competences

  • Function as environmental scientist or administrator in eras of changing climate and environments

Type of instruction

  • Project

Extent and expected workload

450 hours

Exam

Exams

Name of examEcosystem Analysis
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS15
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint programme regulations

Facts about the module

Danish titleØkosystemanalyse
Module codeK-BIO-K2-39
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS15
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module
Time allocation for external examinersB

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science