Danish Biotopes


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module


Learning objectives


Students completing the module acquire the following:


  • On the general geology of the Danish landscape and regional differences in soil characteristics, climate and the resulting biotypes
  • On the characteristic Danish biotypes and the most unique nature sites in the Danish landscape
  • On the Danish flora and its dependence on the environmental conditions
  • On the most common Danish animals
  • On the floral and faunistic succession in the Danish landscape
  • On the Environmental Protection Act and other laws and regulations focusing on the protection and management of the Danish nature
  • On the most important environmental problems in Denmark, including eutrophication, habitat fragmentation, reduced biodiversity as well as conflicts on interests in Danish nature management (e.g. angling, cultivation, hunting, urban development)


  • Capable of identifying biotypes based on the vegetation, fauna and geology
  • Identify the level of protection of a given site based on existing laws and regulations

Type of instruction

  • Excursions
  • field work
  • group work¬†
  • lectures.



Name of examDanish Biotopes
Type of exam
Active participation/continuous evaluation
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleDanske naturtyper
Module codeK-BIO-K2-5
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science