spring 2020

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

Last changed: 30.04.2020

The course is provided 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 content

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.

Objectives 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.

Date for examination

Approved project hand out date 01.05.2020 hand in date 29.05.2020

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.




Camilla Andreassen

Student advisor
Phone: +4777623206 camilla.andreassen@uit.no


Per-Arne Amundsen

Professor in freshwater ecology
Phone: +4777644539 per-arne.amundsen@uit.no