autumn 2015

BIO-8015 Arctic Marine Pollution - 10 stp

Last changed: 03.03.2015

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics

Campus

Tromsø |

Application deadline

Registration deadline for PhD students at UiT - The Arctic University of Norway: June 10th

Application deadline for external applicants: June 1st

Type of course

Theoretical

Admission requirements

Use this application form to register on the course and send it to Ingjerd Gauslaa Nilsen at BFE Faculty, University of Tromsø:
Admission PhD Courses

Course contents

The course is based on the same lectures as BIO-3009, in addition to writing a scientific essay to deepen understanding of pollution and ecotoxicology in Arctic ecosystems. The topic of the essay is defined together with each student and the course responsible.

The course focuses upon principles of ecotoxicology (contaminant transport, uptake by organisms, effects). Classes of pollutants of concern in Arctic environments as well as other man made impacts (eutrophication, acidification etc). Pollutants are introduced along with their presence/effects in Arctic environments and in relation to climate change impacts and environmental management.

The objective of the course is to aquire an holistic understanding of ecotoxicology and specialized issues linked to Arctic ecosystems and environmental management. Learn how to give a good oral presentation based on scientific literature, learn to search for relevant scientifc literature, read scientific publications critically and write an scientific essay.

Objective of the course

  • Holistic understanding of ecotoxicology and specialized issues linked to Arctic ecosystems and environmental management.
  • Pollutant classes of concern, their transport and presence in the Arctic as well as effects on ecosystems
  • Environmental management in Arctic regions
  • Special topics: climate change, ocean acidification, eutrophication
  • Learn how to give a good oral presentation based on scientific literature
  • Learn to search for relevant scientifc literature,
  • Read scientific publications critically
  • Write a scientific essay.
  • Critical reading
  • Holistic approach to ecotoxicological science

Language of instruction

English

Teaching methods

Lectures and seminars

Assessment

Essay (1/3) and oral exam (2/3). A graded scale of five marks from A to E for pass and F for fail.
There will be a re-sit examination for students that did not pass the previous ordinary examination.

Schedule

Course overlap

BIO-3009 Arctic Marine Pollution 10 stp

Recommended reading/syllabus

Content of all lectures and articles distributed during seminars.
Lectures Autumn 2015
Schedule: Same schedule as BIO-3009.
Lectures prof. Bodil Bluhm
f.aman. Sophie Bourgeon
Seminars f.aman. Jasmine Magali Nahrgang
prof. Bodil Bluhm
f.aman. Sophie Bourgeon


Contact
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Nahrgang, Jasmine


Associate Professor
Phone: +4777645896 jasmine.m.nahrgang@uit.no

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Tonje Engevik Eriksen


Supervisor
Phone: +4777623314 tonje.engevik.eriksen@uit.no