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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. This course provides a broad overview of the theoretical, practical and applied aspects of ecosystem dynamics in the marine environment.

Information for admitted students Autumn 2023

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on whether you have to reply to your offer or not.


Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.


Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

Information from the department - courses

Welcome to autumn term 2023 at BIG! Open here, read and let us know if you have any questions.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are registered on the correct course. If you do not register then your place can go to a reserve. However, it is important that you only register on courses that you do intend to take, or you are taking a place from another student.

Registration period for autumn 2023

Note! In order for us to efficiently be able to help all students, before registering make sure to carefully read our information to admitted students.

  • Registration for all courses opens 7th August and closes Sunday about a week before the course starts (all courses close temporarily 18th August, courses starting period b to D will reopen a few days later).
  • Traineeships, research traineeships and degree projects are open for registration throughout the semester (see more information in the link above).

If you have trouble registering, please contact our student office latest on the last registration day. Otherwise you will loose your place on the course.

Register online

Reserve place

If you have been given a reserve place you may be admitted if someone declines their place. In which case you must confirm that you want the place by attending the reserve roll call for each course. For traineeships, research traineeships and degre projects see more information in the link above.

Read about reserve roll call

More information about your studies with us

On our website you will find more information about your studies with us.

Welcome activities

Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

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Stockholm University's main campus is in the Frescati area, north of the city centre. While most of our departments and offices are located here, there are also campus areas in other parts of the city.

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Man in a life jacket and blue hat on a boat is lifting a large filter with a crane.
Photo: Monika Quinones Winder

On this course central concepts will be considered using the Baltic Sea at the Askö laboratory and the North Sea at the Tjärnö laboratory as specific examples. Processes central in coastal and open water environments will be a focus, including marine environmental monitoring and practical applications.

An overarching goal is to provide insights about the theoretical frameworks and the research processes that are used to understand and manage marine ecosystems.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    The format of the course will be a project-based learning approach with few formal lectures. You will work on projects individually and as a group together to define the project questions, gather the required data and background information, interpret and synthesize the results. You will gain experience in how to gather scientific information and how to communicate the information orally to others in the course, in presentations and in written reports.

    The course includes teaching at two marine field stations. The first field stay will be at the Baltic Sea Askö laboratory, south of Stockholm. The second field stay will be on the Swedish west coast, the Sven Lovén Centre at Tjärnö.

    Read about Askö laboratory

    Read about Tjärnö Marine Laboratory


    Students will be evaluated based on the presentation of project work, report writing and written examination.


    Monika Quinones Winder
    Phone: +46 709 988 566

  • 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 for advanced level