spring 2018

BIO-3521 Seminar in freshwater ecology - 5 stp

Last changed: 28.08.2018

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics


Tromsø |

Type of course

Master course for biology students - discipline Freswater ecology. Students participate at seminars over several terms.

Course contents

In the seminars, topics of current interest from the research activity within the Freshwater group are presented (work reports, new results, literature reviews, guest lectures, term papers etc.), and the students present results from their own master theses. In addition, specific literature seminars are arranged, where different relevant ecological subjects are discussed based on selected articles that the students read on beforehand.

Objective of the course

Students that have completed Bio-3521 Seminars in freshwater ecology:
  • Have general knowledge in freshwater ecology, in particular in relation to freshwater and anadromous fish
  • Have insight to topical issues in ecology and management of northern freshwater systems
  • Have experience in presenting and discussing scientific topics in plenary sessions
  • Can read and understand scientific literature
  • Can give oral presentations of research problems concerning this field of science

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

80 hours of seminars.


The students are obliged to give four approved oral presentations; two based on their master theses (i.e. progress reports), and two based on selected scientific papers. Attendance at the seminars is compulsory. Grade: pass/fail

Students must remember to sign up for teaching all semesters and ONLY sign up for the exam the last (3. or 4.) semester.


Recommended reading/syllabus

Available on request
Lectures Spring 2018
First attandance: See schedule
Fredagsseminar prof. Per Arne Amundsen
f.aman. Roar Kristoffersen