BIO-3516 The biological basis of fisheries science - 10 ECTS
The course consists of a series of related themes that shows Marine Ecology and Oceanography as an integral part of Fisheries Sciences. Emphasis is on fishes in boreal and Arctic waters. Note: In light of climate change and human activities, the curriculum is updated regularly and themes and extent may vary accordingly from year to year.
Knowledge: From case studies in the scientific literature (original papers, reviews, web-sources), students define, examine and understand concepts such as -
- Patterns and processes of biodiversity and biogeography.
- Trophic structure and relationships. - Life history traits assessed from biological archives such as otoliths and eye lenses.
- Realised and potential habitats in light of ocean warming and sea-ice loss.
Skills: From this knowledge, students learn to -
- Critically evaluate, interpret and contextualise scientific studies and affiliated methods.
- Appraise the history of marine ecology from the classic studies to present day literature.
- Prepare and present a talk (ca. 15 min) and a written Essay (ca. 15 pp) on a topic relevant for e.g. a MSc-Thesis in Marine Ecology or Fisheries Biology.
General competence: From these skills, students qualify for -
- Integrate knowledge from natural and human sciences.
- Formulate and raise pertinent and critical questions about northern marine ecosystems and their resources in light of climate change and human activities.
- Contribute competently to the public debate both orally and in written form.
Date for examinationOral examination 25.11.2019
Term paper hand in date 04.11.2019
The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.