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Marine Ecosystem Dynamics

To counteract known and future environmental problems, knowledge of ecological interactions and effects of human activity is needed.

The course provides a broad overview of the theoretical, practical and applied aspects of the ecosystem dynamics in the marine environment. This is done in favor of a greater focus on theoretical and practical background of ecosystem dynamics, marine environmental monitoring and practical applications.

  • Course structure

    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 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.

    Assessment

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

    Examiner

    Francisco Nascimento

    E-mail: francisco.nascimento@su.se

    Tel: + 46 8 16 4926

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    No mandatory course literature.

  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Student office
    Study counsellor (advanced level)