autumn 2016

BIO-3526 Marine Botany I - 10 stp

Last changed: 08.04.2017

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics

Campus

Tromsø |

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.

Type of course

Master course for biology students - principally aimed at MSc-students specializing in ¿Marine Ecology and Resource Biology¿. The course is available as a singular course.

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.

Course contents

  • 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

Recommended prerequisites

BIO-2010 Marine Ecology, BIO-3504 Production and Growth in Polar Areas

Objective 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

English

Teaching methods

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

Assessment

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.  

Schedule

Recommended reading/syllabus

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 2016
First attendance: will be announced later
Lectures prof. Hans Christian Eilertsen
Seminars prof. Hans Christian Eilertsen