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BIO-3009 Arctic Marine Pollution - 10 ECTS
Students who have completed this course will be able to:
- describe the specificity of Arctic ecosystems.
- know the main types of pollution (persistent organic pollutants, microplastics, radioactivity, heavy metals and hydrocarbons) and explain their occurrence/transport in the Arctic.
- understand the accumulation of contaminants in biota, their trophic transfer and biotransformation.
- describe the effects of pollutants at the individual (physiology), population and ecosystem levels.
- have an understanding of environmental monitoring of pollutants, risk assessment and environmental management in Arctic regions.
- have a basic knowledge of climate change, ocean acidification, impacts of aquaculture.
- search for relevant scientific literature
- read scientific publications critically
- write an abstract
- implement relevant study designs in ecotoxicology
- have a holistic understanding of marine pollution issues in Arctic environments.
- utilize scientific literature to identify information needed to understand, interpret and critically evaluate ecotoxicology-related data
- demonstrate an understanding of legal, regulatory, and ethical considerations relating to ecotoxicology within the broader societal context.
- develop their scientific writing skills
- communicate clearly and concisely their knowledge concerning the fundamentals in the basic areas of Arctic marine ecotoxicology.