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Environmental Field Studies

  • 7.5 credits

Field studies are vital in environmental science to monitor the state of the environment and push our current understanding of ecosystem compartments and processes.

In this field excursion course, you will get a chance to familiarize yourself with the composition and structure of different environmental compartments such as soil, inland waters, coastal systems and the lower atmosphere.

The course will offer hands-on experience with sampling and measurement of core environmental properties of soil, water and air, as well as demonstration of state-of-the-art techniques.

The course is compulsory in the Environmental Science Master program focusing on environmental toxicology and chemistry, elective in the Environmental Science Master program focusing on atmosphere, biogeosphere and climate, but may also be taken as a separate course.

Course given in English unless all students speak Swedish.

Field sampling in Tyresta National Park, one of the course’s excursion sites.
  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    The teaching focuses on field excursions followed by seminars and exercises where biogeochemical concepts and processes are evaluated.

    Lectures will be given where e.g. the principles of planning and conducting field investigations are discussed. Participation in field excursions and any associated integrated instructions is compulsory. Lectures and field excursions will primarily be led by researchers from Stockholm University.

  • Schedule

    This is a preliminary schedule and is subject to continuous change. For this reason, we do not recommend print-outs. At the start of the course, your institution will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.