The course provides an overview of the distribution of plant species and nature types in the Nordic region with the main emphasis on Norway. Norway's classification system for nature (Nature in Norway- NiN), as well as the most important habitats and how these are distributed along ecological gradients, will be presented. The course will cover how geographical patterns in today's nature are influenced by climate and the environment, but also by historical factors such as species immigration, cultural influence and climate change since the Ice Age. Quaternary landscape and vegetation development will be examined.
To achieve knowledge of the composition and distribution of the Nordic plant species and habitats in relation to ecology and history.
To learn how to classify and map nature according to the system "Nature in Norway (NiN)".
Preparation of a field course report will provide training in scientific reporting.
Level of Study
Advanced bachelor students and master students.
Semester of Instruction
Autumn, every other year (even-numbered years).
This course has a limited capacity, enrolment is based on application. The application deadline is Wednesday in week 33 for the autumn semester. Please see this page for more information. You will receive confirmation of whether you received a seat in Studentweb no later than Monday the week after the deadline.
It is compulsory to attend the first lecture/orientation meeting, or you risk losing your seat. If you are unable to attend the first lecture, you must contact the Study Section (email@example.com). The time of the first lecture/orientation meeting can be found in the schedule on the course website or on Mitt UiB.