spring 2017

BIO-2010 Marine Ecology - 10 stp

Last changed: 28.03.2017

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics

Campus

Tromsø |

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Concerns only admission to singular courses. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Type of course

The course is available for students at the study program Biologi, klima og miljø, Miljøledelse og forurensningsbiologi and exchange students at a biology study program. The course is available as a singular course. Students are encouraged to also take BIO-2516 Ocean Climate and BIO-2513 Marin biodiversitet (Please note! Norwegian taught course)  

Admission requirements

Applicants from Nordic countries must have:

Generell studiekompetanse, samt følgende spesielle opptakskrav:

Matematikk R1 eller matematikk S1+S2 og i tillegg ett av følgende programfag:

  • Matematikk (R1+R2)
  • Fysikk (1+2)
  • Kjemi (1+2)
  • Biologi (1+2)
  • Informasjonsteknologi (1+2)
  • Geofag (1+2)
  • Teknologi og forskningslære (1+2)

Application code: 9336 (Nordic applicants). It is a requirement that students have  some prior knowledge of biology and ecology, chemistry and mathematics. (Participants must have taken introductory level university courses, and achieved pass grades, in these subjects). International applicants: Higher Education Entrance Qualification and certified language requirements in English. It is a requirement that students have  some prior knowledge of biology and ecology, chemistry and mathematics. A list of the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification in Norway can be found on the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education website - nokut.no

Course contents

The course deals with three main marine science topics: Environmental knowledge: temp., salinity, density, light, heat-flux, air-sea interactions and regional characteristics. The ecology of pelagic organisms, abiotic and biotic interactions, dynamics. Benthic ecology: the organisms, populations, community ecology and basic pollution knowledge.

Recommended prerequisites

BIO-2513 Marin biodiversitet

Objective of the course

Students that have completed the course shall have the following learning outcome:
  • Knowledge of what physical oceanographical parameters regulate marine biomass at different trophic levels.
  • Knowledge of how the physical environment regulates/influences marine organisms and communities.
  • Knowledge of what separates the different marine food chains in terms of organisms and dynamics.
  • Obtain skills in setting up research-logistics and report-writing.
  • Have a holistic understanding of marine ecosystems.
  • Be able to describe main differences in the marine bitoropes ocean, coast, estuaries etc.
  • Shall be able to describe a north-south gradient in marine organism-groups and dynamics.
  • Shall be able to judge how industrial pollution of various kinds potentially can influence/change pelagic and benthic communities.
  • Shall be able to plan research cruise and prepare good research reports.

Language of instruction

The language of instruction is English and all of the syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars, lab. exercises and research cruise. Necessary safety training will be given.  

Assessment

Oral exam. A graded scale of five marks from A to E for pass and F for fail. The laboratory course and cruise is mandatory. Two course work requirements: approved cruisereport and approved labreport. In order to sit an examination, the student must complete and gain approval for any coursework requirements.

There will be a re-sit examination for students that did not pass the previous ordinary examination.

Schedule

Course overlap

BIO-2514 Marine ecology 10 stp
BIO-1501 Aquatic Ecology 5 stp

Recommended reading/syllabus

Fronter or contact Svein Kristiansen.
Lectures Spring 2017
First attandance: See scheduleI´s recommended to take both BIO-2516 Ocean Climate and BIO-2010 Marine ecology.
Lectures stip. Irina Zhulay
Biology lab. f.aman. Maria Fredrika Norrbin
prof. Svein Kristiansen
Biology lab gr. 1 prof. Svein Kristiansen
stip. Irina Zhulay
Biology lab gr. 2 prof. Svein Kristiansen
forsker Mona Maria Fuhrmann
stip. Jon Brage Svenning
stip. Irina Zhulay
Seminars f.aman. Maria Fredrika Norrbin
prof. Svein Kristiansen
stip. Irina Zhulay


Contact
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Kristiansen, Svein


Professor. Nutrient dynamics.
Phone: +4777646035
Mobile: 99580692 svein.kristiansen@uit.no

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Andreassen, Siv


Head of office
Phone: +4777646381 siv.andreassen@uit.no