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BIO-3512 Early life of marine fish - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics

Type of course

Master course for biology students and masterstudents in fishery science -  The course is available as a singular course.

Course contents

Initially the course gives an introduction to the reproductive patterns and gonad development of fishes, followed by a detailed description of egg and larval development, metamorphosis, larval feeding, behaviour, growth, predation and starvation; including factors affecting these processes. Fish larval ecology, factors determining recruitment and sampling methods are also focused. Examples from the various themes are given from both field and experimental situations. A laboratory course is included and both living and fixed gonads, eggs, larvae and juveniles from selected species are studied.

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.

Objective of the course

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

The course has multiple teaching approaches.


Essay (counts 40 %), 4 hours written examination (counts 60 %). A graded scale of five marks from A to E for pass and F for fail.

Obligatory Coursework requirements: Laboratory report. All coursework requirements must be approved in order to take the exam.

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

Course overlap

BIO-307 Early life history of fishes 6 stp
Lectures Spring 2020
First attandance: see schedule
Lectures prof. Helge Tveiten
f.aman. Kim Præbel
prof. Stefano Peruzzi
stip. Morgan Lizabeth Bender
Seminars prof. Helge Tveiten
Laboratory prof. Helge Tveiten