spring 2016

BIO-8509 Advanced Marine Botany II - 10 ECTS

Sist endret: 07.04.2017

The course is provided by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics


Tromsø |

Application deadline

Registration deadline for PhD students at UiT - The Arctic University of Norway: February 1.

Application deadline for external applicants: December 1.

Type of course

Theoretical and laboratory or cruise (field cruise) investigation.

Admission requirements

PhD students register for the course through StudentWeb.

External applicants apply for admission through SøknadsWeb.

Contact Ingjerd Gauslaa Nilsen at the BFE-faculty if you have troubles or questions regarding registration to the course.

Course content

The main topics for the written project are: Geophysical growth regime of northern phytoplankton (hydrophysics, elements and irradiance) Communities and dynamics (species composition, taxonomy, ice flora, bloom dynamics) Selected themes, e.g. "biological pump", "usefulness of field research".

Recommended prerequisites

BIO-2512 Project Thesis in Aquatic Ecology, BIO-2514 Marine ecology, BIO-3501 Physical - biological interactions, BIO-3504 Production and Growth in Polar Areas

Objectives of the course

The course deals with important basic (classical) and advanced aspects of high latitude phytoplankton, i.e. the species of northern microalgae communities and characteristics of the environment they thrive in. Included is a survey of the hydrophysical and phytoplankton literature of the Norwegian Coast northwards from the Arctic Circle. Builds on BIO-8508.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Seminars and project thesis.


Evaluation of written project and laboratory/cruisereport. Oral exam. Evaluation: Pass/not pass.


Recommended reading/syllabus

Available on request.


Hans C. Eilertsen

Professor. Oseanografi - Planteplankton
Telefon: +4777644540
Mobil: 97522793 hans.c.eilertsen@uit.no

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Nilsen, Ingjerd Gauslaa

Rådgiver, ph.d.-utdanningen
Telefon: +4777646018 ingjerd.nilsen@uit.no