autumn 2016

BIO-8015 Arctic Marine Pollution - 10 stp

Last changed: 06.04.2017

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: September 1st

Application deadline for external applicants: June 1st  

Type of course

Theoretical

Admission requirements

PhD students or holders of a Norwegian master´s degree of five years or 3+ 2 years (or equivalent) may be admitted. Valid documentation is a statement from your institution that you are a registered PhD student, or a Master´s Diploma with Diploma Supplement / English translation of the diploma. PhD students are exempt from semester fee.

PhD students register for the course through StudentWebStudentWeb>. The registration for autumn semester starts in the middle of June.


External applicants apply for admission through SøknadsWebSøknadsWeb>. Application code 9303.


Contact Ingjerd">https://en.uit.no/om/enhet/ansatte/person?p_document_id=41460&p_dimension_id=187512">Ingjerd Gauslaa Nilsen at the BFE-faculty if you have troubles or questions regarding registration to the course.

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 2016
Schedule: Same schedule as BIO-3009.
Lectures prof. Paul Friedrich Johannes Wassmann
f.aman. Jasmine Magali Nahrgang-Berge
prof. Bodil Annikki Ulla Barbro Bluhm
f.aman. Sophie Bourgeon
Seminars prof. Paul Friedrich Johannes Wassmann
f.aman. Jasmine Magali Nahrgang-Berge
prof. Bodil Annikki Ulla Barbro Bluhm
f.aman. Sophie Bourgeon


Contact

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Tonje Engevik Eriksen


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

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Bourgeon, Sophie


Associate professor - Arctic marine ecotoxicology
Phone: +4777646033 sophie.bourgeon@uit.no