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Vår 2019

BIO-2010 Marine Ecology - 10 stp


The course is administrated by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics

Type of course

The course is available for students at the study program Biologi, klima og miljø, Miljøledelse og forurensningsbiologi and exchange students at a biology study program. The course is available as a singular course. Students are encouraged to also take BIO-2516 Ocean Climate and BIO-2513 Marin biodiversitet (Please note! Norwegian taught course)  

Course contents

This course is an introduction to the marine ecosystems in northern and Arctic areas. We study the influence of physical parameters, currents and topography on populations of pelagic and benthic organisms, as well as biological interactions between them. We discuss the factors that trigger the vernal bloom and initiate feeding, reproduction and dispersion in the pelagic realm, and the fate of this biomass in the ecosystem. Students will work in groups to prepare oral presentations about selected topics. A one-week cruise will give the students practice in collecting and analyzing with samples of plankton, benthos and fish, work in groups and organize work under guidance. Students will prepare a written report describing the cruise sampling and results.

Recommended prerequisites BIO-2513 Marin biodiversitet


Application deadline

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

Admission requirements

Applicants from Nordic countries must have:

Generell studiekompetanse, samt følgende spesielle opptakskrav:

Matematikk R1 eller matematikk S1+S2 og i tillegg ett av følgende programfag:

Application code: 9336 (Nordic applicants). It is a requirement that students have  some prior knowledge of biology and ecology, chemistry and mathematics. (Participants must have taken introductory level university courses, and achieved pass grades, in these subjects). International applicants: Higher Education Entrance Qualification and certified language requirements in English. It is a requirement that students have  some prior knowledge of biology and ecology, chemistry and mathematics. A list of the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification in Norway can be found on the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education website - nokut.no


Objective of the course

After having completed the course, students will be able to

Knowledge

Skills

Abilities (generell kompetanse)


Language of instruction

The language of instruction is English and all of the syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars, lab. exercises and research cruise. Necessary safety training will be given.  

Assessment

Oral exam. A graded scale of five marks from A to E for pass and F for fail. The laboratory course and cruise is mandatory.

Two course work requirements: approved cruisereport and approved labreport. In order to sit an examination, the student must complete and gain approval for any coursework requirements.

There will be a re-sit examination for students that did not pass the previous ordinary examination.


Course overlap

BIO-1501 Aquatic Ecology 5 stp

Recommended reading/syllabus

Canvas or contact course leader

Lectures Spring 2019
First attandance: See scheduleI´s recommended to take both BIO-2516 Ocean Climate and BIO-2010 Marine ecology.
Lectures prof. Torstein Pedersen
f.aman. Maria Fredrika Norrbin
post.doc. Ingrid Wiedmann
uni.lekt. Karin Emmelie Linnea Åström
stip. Raphaelle Descoteaux
Anna Nikolopoulos
Biology lab. f.aman. Maria Fredrika Norrbin
prof. Svein Kristiansen
Biology lab gr. 1 B-FORBIO + BIO-2310, BIO-2516 f.aman. Maria Fredrika Norrbin
stip. Helena Kling Michelsen
post.doc. Ingrid Wiedmann
uni.lekt. Karin Emmelie Linnea Åström
stip. Coralie Marie Christine Barth-Jensen
stip. Erin Hye Soo Kunisch
stip. Tobias Reiner Vonnahme
stip. Ulrike Dietrich
stip. Raphaelle Descoteaux
Biology lab gr. 2 B-BIO + MNF-1100 f.aman. Maria Fredrika Norrbin
stip. Helena Kling Michelsen
post.doc. Ingrid Wiedmann
stip. Jon Brage Svenning
uni.lekt. Karin Emmelie Linnea Åström
stip. Coralie Marie Christine Barth-Jensen
stip. Erin Hye Soo Kunisch
stip. Tobias Reiner Vonnahme
stip. Ulrike Dietrich
stip. Raphaelle Descoteaux
Seminars f.aman. Maria Fredrika Norrbin
post.doc. Ingrid Wiedmann
stip. Raphaelle Descoteaux
Cruise prof. Torstein Pedersen
f.aman. Maria Fredrika Norrbin
stip. Helena Kling Michelsen
post.doc. Ingrid Wiedmann
f.aman. Angelika Heike Hyunmi Renner
stip. Erin Hye Soo Kunisch
stip. Bernhard Schartmüller
stip. Tobias Reiner Vonnahme
stip. Ulrike Dietrich
stip. Raphaelle Descoteaux