Study programme 2020-2021Français
Introduction to Biogeography Software
Programme component of Master's in Biology of Organisms and Ecology : Research Focus à la Faculty of Science

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
US-M2-BIOEFA-010-MOptional UEBARBIER YvanS869 - Zoologie
  • BARBIER Yvan

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français15000022.001st term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
S-BIOG-104Introduction to geographic information systems and Biogeography Software150000Q1100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Skill 2: Have acquired professional skills in relation to the objective defining the degree.
    • Specialise in at least one sub-domain of the biology of organisms and ecology.

Learning Outcomes of UE

The first aim of the lecture is to familiarize students with the databases concepts in the context of biogeographic data. They must be able to design and operate a simple database. The second aim is to familiarize them with the main concepts of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), including spatial concepts. They must be able to use the main functions of a GIS software.

Content of UE

1) Properties of biogeographic data
2) Introduction to Databases Management Systems (conceptual model, relational model, main concepts, SQL Language)
3) Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (definitions, uses, spatial modeling representation, coordinates systems, using QGIS). Several practial exercices are organized.

Prior Experience

Basic skills for using a computer

Type of Assessment for UE in Q1

  • Oral examination
  • Practical test

Q1 UE Assessment Comments

Not applicable

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Oral examination
  • Practical Test

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

Not applicable

Type of Resit Assessment for UE in Q1 (BAB1)

  • N/A

Q1 UE Resit Assessment Comments (BAB1)

Not applicable

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Conférences

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Face to face

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
S-BIOG-104Slides of the lessons are available on a dedicated extranet

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
S-BIOG-104Not applicable

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
S-BIOG-104Not applicable

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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