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Høst 2018

BIO-3015 Arctic Marine System Ecology and Climate Change - 10 stp


The course is administrated by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics

Type of course

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

Course contents

The course provides an introduction to marine system ecology and climate change in the Arctic Ocean including its shelf seas and central basins. It describes the physics of the Arctic Ocean and adjacent seas, for both water and ice, and how climate change alters them. The course introduces biological communities and key organisms, life history strategies, habitats and ecosystems of the marine Arctic. Coupling between biological communities and habitats are discussed with respect to energy flow and in terms of how physical processes determine the conditions for biota and their productivity, today and in the near future. Students will be introduced to a wide range of examples of system ecological response to climate change in the Arctic Ocean, ranging from microbial organisms to marine mammals, and including biogeochemical cycles. In addition, management regimes in the Arctic are discussed in terms of their influence on the marine system. The course is taught by a large number of lecturers who have their research focus in the topic they lecture on.

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.

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.

Recommended skills corresponding to courses Bio-2010 Marine Ecology and Bio-2516 Ocean climate


Objective of the course

Knowledge

At the end of the course, the student will:

Skills

At the end of the course, the student will:

General competence

At the end of the course, the student will:


Language of instruction

English

Teaching methods

12 weeks of teaching. Each week three lectures (2x45 min) and one seminar.

Assessment

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-8020 Arctic Marine System Ecology and Climate Change 10 stp

Recommended reading/syllabus

The syllabus consists of "At the edge.." edited by Paul Wassmann and selected articles.

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

Lectures Autumn 2018
Lectures prof. Jørgen Berge
prof. Torstein Pedersen
prof. Marit Reigstad
prof. Willy Hemmingsen
prof. Paul Friedrich Johannes Wassmann
prof. Alf Håkon Hoel
f.aman. Ulf Ove Lindstrøm
post.doc. Ingrid Wiedmann
post.doc. Elizaveta Alexeyevna Ershova
post.doc. Brandon Thomas Hassett
forsker Malin Hildegard Elisabeth Daase
prof. Bodil Annikki Ulla Barbro Bluhm
f.aman. Angelika Heike Hyunmi Renner
prof. Rolf Rudolf Gradinger
Seminars prof. Torstein Pedersen
prof. Marit Reigstad
prof. Willy Hemmingsen
f.aman. Ulf Ove Lindstrøm
post.doc. Lena Seuthe
post.doc. Ingrid Wiedmann
post.doc. Elizaveta Alexeyevna Ershova
post.doc. Brandon Thomas Hassett
forsker Malin Hildegard Elisabeth Daase
prof. Bodil Annikki Ulla Barbro Bluhm
f.aman. Angelika Heike Hyunmi Renner
prof. Rolf Rudolf Gradinger
prof. Haakon Hop