autumn 2017

BIO-3009 Arctic Marine Pollution - 10 ECTS

Sist endret: 19.01.2018

The course is provided by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics


Tromsø |

Application deadline

Concerns only admission to singular courses: Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Type of course

Master course for biology students - principally aimed at MSc-students specializing in ¿Marine Ecology and Resource Biology¿. The course is available as a singular course.

Admission requirements

Local admission, application code 9371 - - Master`s level singular course. Admission requires a Bachelor`s degree (180 ECTS) or equivalent qualification, with a major in biology of minimum 80 ECTS.

Course content

The course focuses upon principles of ecotoxicology (contaminant transport, uptake by organisms, effects). General classes of pollutants as well as other man made impacts (eutrophication, acidification) are introduced along with their presence/effects in Arctic environments and in relation to climate change impacts and environmental management.

Objectives of the course

•Knowledge of basic principles within ecotoxicology •Knowledge on specialized issues linked to Arctic ecosystems and environmental management •Make a good oral presentation based on scientific literature •Learn to read scientific publications critically •Basic knowledge of ecotoxicology •Scientific writing. •Literature search.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures and seminars


Oral exam. A graded scale of five marks from A to E for pass and F for fail. There will be a re-sit examination for students that did not pass the previous ordinary examination.


Course overlap

BIO-3001 Anthropogenic pollution and environmental impact in marine Arctic environments I 10 stp
BIO-8015 Arctic Marine Pollution 10 stp

Recommended reading/syllabus

All lectures and seminar douments.  Syllabus and reading list will be announced prior to course start.


Andreassen, Siv

Telefon: +4777646381

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Bourgeon, Sophie

Associate professor - Arctic marine ecotoxicology
Telefon: +4777646033