spring 2019

BIO-3521 Seminar in freshwater ecology - 5 ECTS

Sist endret: 30.08.2019

The course is provided by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics


Tromsø |

Type of course

Master course for biology students - discipline Freswater ecology. Students participate at seminars over several terms.

Course content

In the seminars, topics of current interest from the research activity within the Freshwater group are presented (work reports, new results, literature reviews, guest lectures, term papers etc.), and the students present results from their own master theses. In addition, specific literature seminars are arranged, where different relevant ecological subjects are discussed based on selected articles that the students read on beforehand.

Objectives of the course

Students that have completed Bio-3521 Seminars in freshwater ecology:
  • Can describe and explain key concepts and objectives in freshwater ecology, in particular in relation to freshwater and anadromous fish in subarctic ecosystems
  • Can identify and summarize topical issues in freshwater ecology
  • Can critically evaluate, interpret and discuss scientific literature and studies within ecology
  • Can present and discuss scientific topics in plenary sessions
  • Can formulate and raise pertinent and critical questions about ecology and management of freshwater systems
  • Can structure, formulate and present research problems concerning ecology and management of freshwater fish populations and ecosystems  

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

80 hours of seminars.


The students are obliged to give four approved oral presentations; two based on their master theses (i.e. progress reports), and two based on selected scientific papers. Attendance at the seminars is compulsory. Grade: pass/fail

Students must remember to sign up for teaching all semesters and ONLY sign up for the exam the last (3. or 4.) semester.

Recommended reading/syllabus

Available on request


Camilla Andreassen

Student Advisor
Telefon: +4777623206 camilla.andreassen@uit.no


Maren Marie Thode Iversen

Telefon: +4777646610 maren.m.iversen@uit.no


Per-Arne Amundsen

Professor i ferskvannsøkologi
Telefon: +4777644539 per-arne.amundsen@uit.no