spring 2019

BIO-3513A Term paper in freshwater ecology - 5 stp

Last changed: 18.02.2019

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics


Tromsø |

Type of course

Master course for biology students - discipline Freshwater ecology. The course is not available as a singular course.

Course contents

The course starts with a general introduction to literature and scientific publishing. Then the students write a semester assignment based on literature studies. The semester assignment will provide a theoretical background for the master`s thesis. Students select theme and literature together with the supervisor. There will also be an oral presentation of the semester assignment at a seminar in freshwater ecology.

Objective of the course

Students that have completed the course: - Have gained knowledge and insight to selected topics within freshwater ecology - Can read and understand scientific literature - Have learned the basics of writing a scientific thesis - Can give a written presentation of topics within this field of science

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Individual studies and supervision.


Semester assignment.Grade: Pass/fail.

Oral presentation at a seminar in freshwater ecology.


Recommended reading/syllabus

Syllabus and reading list will be announced prior to course start.