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Sustainability science II

This course aims at giving an overview of theoretical, practical and applied aspects of dynamics in marine ecosystems and is a continuation of the the course Sustainability Science I.

This will be accomplished by focusing on ecological processes and modeling. The course will cover a collection of field and experimental data including long-term studies. This will be combined with theoretical questions of ecological processes, interactions between marine ecosystems and global change, and the use of monitoring data in research and human society.

  • Course structure


    The course consists of two parts:

    Part I: Resilience strategies: theory and practice, 10 hp

    Part II: Corporations and sustainable development in the Anthropocene II, 5 hp

    Teaching format

    The education consists of lectures, seminars, computer exercises and field studies. Participation in seminars, computer exercises as well as field studies and group education associated with this is compulsory.

    Learning outcomes

    After the course, students are expected to be able to 1) select appropriate methods for addressing particular questions based on field and experimental data, 2) describe the response of marine ecosystems to environmental changes, 3) describe how ecological theory describes the interplay among organisms and their environment, 4) describe how long-term environmental monitoring programs are designed and conducted, 5) describe how monitoring results are used by society and in research, and 6) present the results for an environmental authority and the propose appropriate decisions and actions for a sustainable environment.


    Measurement of knowledge takes place through written examination as well as written and oral presentations.


    Lisen Schultz


  • Contact

    Student office
    Study counsellor at bachelor's level