Teaching

Faunistics and Floristics (BI1002)


The course gives an introduction to the biological kingdoms, and their evolution and taxonomic classification. This is done by concentrating on knowledge of species and taxons through exercises and use of keys. The main emphasis is put on characteristic groups and species of local ecosystems, and adaptations to the environment and behaviour of the species are integrated parts of the course.

I have been assisting students during lab hours within the groups fish, birds, mammals and insects. In addition I have been leading excursions in the field.

When:
Spring 2012.



Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Ethology (BI1003)


The course provides an introduction to evolutionary biology, ecology and ethology. On completion of the course the students should have an understanding of ecological processes on individual-, population-, community and ecosystem level.

I have been assisting/ guiding studens during project work where the goal was to get in depth knowledge about a certain problem and present this in a clear way during a talk and a poster.

When:
Autumn 2010 and autumn 2011.



Physiology (BI1004)


The course covers the connection between structure and function on organ- and organism level. In the plant physiology part importance is given to the processes essential for plants as primary producers. The animal physiology part provides an introduction to animal adaptation to different environments.

I have been a lableader for studens when carrying out lab exercises within the plant physiology part of the course.

When:
Autumn 2009, autumn 2010 and autumn 2011.



Population Ecology (BI2033)


The course covers ecology on both the individual and population levels. Important topics are demography, dynamics and regulation of populations, and interactions between populations. In addition the course gives examples in population viability analyses and requires a practical and theoretical project report.

I have been leading computation exercises for the students and assisting students during project work.

When:
Spring 2012.



Evolutionary Analyses (BI3051)


The course will emphasize the relationship between the test of biological hypotheses and the use of and the statistical tools. The lectures will focus on biological questions related to evolutionary ecology and present rapidly statistical methods commonly used to test them. During the practicum students will analyse already existing data sets related to specific questions. They will also conduct small experiments in the lab or in the field, record data related to a specific hypothesis and analyse these data. Evolutionary topics tackled during this course include, testing adaptive evolution, quantitative genetics, life history evolution, genome evolution, problems of scaling in biology. The main statistical models used during the course are: linear models (regression, ANOVA, ANCOVA), generalized linear models, mixed models, multivariate analysis. During this course the students will use R. A small part of the course will also be dedicated to learn how to write results from statistical analysis for purpose of publication.

I have been assisting/ guiding students during practicals.

When:
Spring 2011 and spring 2012.



Statistical Modelling for Biologists/Biotechnologists (ST2304)


The course is aimed at students in biology and biotechnology. Introduction to R, multiple regression, analysis of variance, analysis of categorical data, basic principles for statistical inference, simulation, properties of estimators, statistical power, numerical maximization of the likelihood function, some asymptotic results, model selection, generalized linear models, mixed models, survival analysis, bayesian statistics, simulation of deterministic and stochastic models in discrete time, numerical solution of ordinary differential equations.

I have been assisting/ guiding students during practicals, and have held lectures in statistics and use of the software R. PDF files of the lectures are available below.

Lectures 2012:
Lecture 1 (01.03.2012)
Lecture 2 (15.03.2012)
Lecture 3 (21.03.2012)

When:
Spring 2012.



Bioloeypa


This is a arrangement for pupils in middle school, where they are invited to the university to learn more about biology. During their one day at the university the pupils perform experiments, learn about natural selection though data programs and get to learn about and see adaptation in plants and animals by showing them some of our plant and animal collections.

I have been helping with the set-up of the arrangement and have been teaching to the pupils.

When:
Autumn 2010 and autumn 2011.



R assistance


This is an offer (primary) to master students needing help with statistical analyses and R during their work with MSc thesises.

I have been assisting/ guiding students. A short guide to the choice of statistical test which I have put together is found here (revised 16.03.2012).

When:
Spring 2012.