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Marine Community Ecology - Organisms and Habitats

Teaching semester

Spring.

The registration deadline for enrollment in the course is Thursday in week 2 for the spring semester. You will receive confirmation of whether you received a spot in Studentweb no later than Tuesday the week after the deadline.

The time of the first lecture/orientation meeting can be found in the schedule on the course website or on the Mitt UiB learning platform.

Objectives and Content

The subject gives an introduction to marine community ecology, emphasising benthic communities (e.g. interactions between marine plants and/or animals), organisms (ranging from protists to marine mammals) and habitats. The organisms will be described on the basis of their ecological adaptations, and examples from different geographical and bathymetrical areas will be given.

Learning Outcomes

The purpose of the subject is to give students a thorough understanding of marine biodiversity, including species compositition and the functional and structural relationships in different communities. The course represents a common platform for all students choosing the study programme `marine biodiversity¿.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

Compulsory subjects of the Bachelor's degree in Biology

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Seminar and seminar report

Forms of Assessment

Approved seminar report and final oral exam

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Reading List

The purpose of the subject is to give students a thorough understanding of marine biodiversity, including species compositition and the functional and structural relationships in different communities. The course represents a common platform for all students choosing the study programme in marine biodiversity.

Course Evaluation

Students will evaluate the course in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the Department. You can find courseevaluations in the Quality Assurance Reports.

Contact

Contact Information

Contact the Study Section at the Department of Biological Sciences: studie@bio.uib.no

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Oral examination

    Withdrawal deadline
    01.05.2018