spring 2020

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

Last changed: 20.11.2019

The course is provided by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics


Tromsø |

Type of course

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

Course content

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.

Objectives 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.Grade: Pass/fail.

Oral presentation at a seminar in freshwater ecology.



Camilla Andreassen

Student advisor
Phone: +4777623206 camilla.andreassen@uit.no


Per-Arne Amundsen

Professor in freshwater ecology
Phone: +4777644539 per-arne.amundsen@uit.no