Ecosystem Analysis


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


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


  • 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


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

Type of instruction

  • Project

Extent and expected workload

450 hours



Name of examEcosystem Analysis
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

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


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Technology (Environmental Science)
Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science