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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 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and.

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

A candidate who has completed his or her qualification should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge about:

SkillsThe candidate should be able to:

General competences:

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.

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.

Date for examination

Project hand in date 03.06.2021;Take-home exam hand out date 04.06.2021 hand in date 04.06.2021;Project hand in date 03.06.2021

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Course overlap

BIO-307 Early life history of fishes 6 stp
Lectures Spring 2021
First attandance: see schedule
Lectures prof. Helge Tveiten
prof. Stefano Peruzzi
Gr 1 prof. Helge Tveiten
Gr 2 prof. Helge Tveiten
Laboratory prof. Helge Tveiten