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Nordic Ecology Outdoor studies in Nordic Ecosystems A 30 credits

Experience alpine areas, deep forests, lakes and the coastal environment in the wild nature of the northern parts of Europe!

In this course, field studies are combined with theory, seminars and group discussions in order to deepen the knowledge of plant and animal ecology in Nordic ecosystems.

The course includes following parts:

Alpine Ecology A, 7,5 credits (incl. 1 week field trip)

Plant and animal communities and specific adaptations to arctic conditions are studied. The course includes a one week field trip to the mountains of northern Sweden

Aquatic Ecosystems in Nordic Countries A, 7,5 credits

Basic aquatic ecology is studied in lakes, running waters and coastal areas of the Baltic Sea. Field investigations during excursions are combined with laboratory work and theoretical studies.

Boreal Forest Ecology A, 7,5 credits (incl. 3 days field trip)

Ecological characteristics of natural and managed forests are studied during excursions, seminars and projects. One of the highlights is animal tracking of wildlife, ex wolf, lynx and moose, including a three-day excursion to a boreal forest.

Sustainability in Nordic Ecosystems A, 7,5 credits

This course includes lectures and discussions in seminars on sustainability in agriculture, forestry, fishery and urban areas. We will discuss sustainable use of natural resources in Nordic Ecosystems, and also make excursions to fishery research stations, mines, recycling stations and regional authorities.

Application information


General entry requirements


Secondary school grades


Application at www.universityadmissions.se. Application code HIG-18127. Last date to apply is usually April 15th. For exact date see: Dates of importance for your application.

Published by: Veronica Liljeroth Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2022-04-22
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)