autumn 2016
BIO-8015 Arctic Marine Pollution - 10 ECTS

Last changed 06.04.2017

Application deadline

Registration deadline for PhD students at UiT - The Arctic University of Norway: September 1st

Application deadline for external applicants: June 1st  


Type of course

Theoretical

Admission requirements

PhD students or holders of a Norwegian master´s degree of five years or 3+ 2 years (or equivalent) may be admitted. Valid documentation is a statement from your institution that you are a registered PhD student, or a Master´s Diploma with Diploma Supplement / English translation of the diploma. PhD students are exempt from semester fee.

PhD students register for the course through StudentWebStudentWeb>. The registration for autumn semester starts in the middle of June.


External applicants apply for admission through SøknadsWebSøknadsWeb>. Application code 9303.


Contact Ingjerd">https://en.uit.no/om/enhet/ansatte/person?p_document_id=41460&p_dimension_id=187512">Ingjerd Gauslaa Nilsen at the BFE-faculty if you have troubles or questions regarding registration to the course.


Course overlap

Du vil få en reduksjon i antall studiepoeng (som oppgitt under), dersom du avlegger eksamen i dette emnet og har bestått følgende emne(r) fra før av:

BIO-3009 Arctic Marine Pollution 10 stp

Course content

The course is based on the same lectures as BIO-3009, in addition to writing a scientific essay to deepen understanding of pollution and ecotoxicology in Arctic ecosystems. The topic of the essay is defined together with each student and the course responsible.

The course focuses upon principles of ecotoxicology (contaminant transport, uptake by organisms, effects). Classes of pollutants of concern in Arctic environments as well as other man made impacts (eutrophication, acidification etc). Pollutants are introduced along with their presence/effects in Arctic environments and in relation to climate change impacts and environmental management. The objective of the course is to aquire an holistic understanding of ecotoxicology and specialized issues linked to Arctic ecosystems and environmental management. Learn how to give a good oral presentation based on scientific literature, learn to search for relevant scientifc literature, read scientific publications critically and write an scientific essay.


Objectives of the course

  • Holistic understanding of ecotoxicology and specialized issues linked to Arctic ecosystems and environmental management.
  • Pollutant classes of concern, their transport and presence in the Arctic as well as effects on ecosystems
  • Environmental management in Arctic regions
  • Special topics: climate change, ocean acidification, eutrophication
  • Learn how to give a good oral presentation based on scientific literature
  • Learn to search for relevant scientifc literature,
  • Read scientific publications critically
  • Write a scientific essay.
  • Critical reading
  • Holistic approach to ecotoxicological science

Language of instruction and examination

English

Teaching methods

Lectures and seminars

Assessment

Essay (1/3) and oral exam (2/3). A graded scale of five marks from A to E for pass and F for fail. There will be a re-sit examination for students that did not pass the previous ordinary examination.

Recommended reading/syllabus

Content of all lectures and articles distributed during seminars.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: BIO-8015
  • Earlier years and semesters for this topic