Admission requires a Bachelor`s degree (180 ECTS) in biology or equivalent qualification in biology.
Geophysical growth regime of northern phytoplankton(hydrophysics, elements and irradiance)
Communities and dynamics (species composition, taxonomy, ice flora, bloom dynamics)
Selected themes, e.g. biological pump,usefulness of field research, is Sverdrup dead
BIO-2010 Marine Ecology, BIO-3504 Production and Growth in Polar Areas
Objectives of the course
The course deals with important basic (classical) aspects of high latitude phytoplankton, i.e. the species of northern microalgae communities and characteristics of the environment they thrive in. Included is a survey of the hydrophysical and phytoplankton literature of the Norwegian Coast northwards from the Arctic Circle.
Language of instruction
The course comprise 9 main lectures (2 hrs.) plus 1 hr. seminar folowing each lecture. The students shall prepare thoroughly to each lecture and also organize the seminars (1 hr.). At least 2 of the main teachers are present at each seminar. The syllabus literature (36 review articles) will be handed out
Oral exam. Grade: Pass/Fail.
Coursework requirements: Written project - must be approved in order to be able to take the ordinary or re-sit written examination.
There will be a re-sit examination for students that did not pass the previous ordinary examination.
Syllabus is 36 review articles (3 from each theme). In addition participation/preparation of seminars.
Syllabus and reading list will be announced prior to course start.
Lectures Autumn 2015 First attendance: will be announced later