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BIO-3513A Term paper in freshwater ecology - 5 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics

Type of course

Master course for biology students - discipline Freshwater ecology. The course is not available as a singular course.

Course contents

The course starts with a general introduction to literature and scientific publishing. Then the students write a semester assignment based on literature studies. The semester assignment will provide a theoretical background for the master`s thesis. Students select theme and literature together with the supervisor. There will also be an oral presentation of the semester assignment at a seminar in freshwater ecology.


Objective of the course

Students that have completed the course:
- Have gained knowledge and insight to selected topics within freshwater ecology
- Can read and understand scientific literature
- Have learned the basics of writing a scientific thesis
- Can give a written presentation of topics within this field of science

Language of instruction



Teaching methods

Individual studies and supervision.



Semester assignment.Oral presentation at a seminar in freshwater ecology. Grade: Pass/fail.

Recommended reading/syllabus

Syllabus and reading list will be announced prior to course start.
Lectures Spring 2016