Literature Survey Ecology and Evolution

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All master students in Ecology and Evolution are required to carry out a
thesis based on a literature survey (12 ec). The aim is to demonstrate
the ability to efficiently process material in a given field and to
evaluate this critically in order to answer research questions at a more
overarching level.

IMPORTANT: A extensive manual containing the forms and a description of
all procedures and requirements of the literature thesis Ecology and
Evolution can be found on:

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The literature survey can focus on a fundamental ecological question but
may also take a more applied ecological approach. The topic and research
question are free of choice.

Prior to participating in any thesis or literature survey, both student
and faculty staff member and external supervisor (if applicable)
involved should fill out a written application and agreement form. This
form (and others) can also be downloaded from:


Every literature survey has to be approved by the master coordinator in
advance (on behalf of the examination board). Therefore you should hand
in a proposal that you have discussed with the faculty staff member
and/or external supervisor.

Consult the manual for the literature survey for further details
concerning writing of the proposal and the thesis.


At the end of the literature survey the student gives an oral
presentation of the work in the Department of Ecology. The work and
presentation will be assessed by the VU supervisor in consultation with
the external supervisor, if applicable.

Literature theses will be will be assessed according to the following
A. Execution (25%)
B. Thesis (50%)
C. Oral Presentation (25%)


Selected papers


Students in MSc Ecology, specialization Ecology and Evolution or
specialization International MAster of Biodiversity Ecology and
Evolution (IMABEE)

Overige informatie

In order to successfully start up and complete the literature thesis it
is of major importance to read carefully the manual on:

Algemene informatie

Vakcode AM_1131
Studiepunten 12 EC
Periode Ac. Jaar (sept)
Vakniveau 500
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. J.T. Weedon
Examinator dr. J.T. Weedon

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