Arctic Ecosystems and Adaptation of Species to Arctic Environment

The course gives basic knowledge on the Arctic and boreal ecosystems and the adaptation of species, including: 1) The evolution and distribution of tundra and boreal forest ecosystems, emphasizing vegetation, plant-animal interactions and natural and anthropogenic disturbance patterns and processes 2) Processes and global interactions affecting to marine productivity and biodiversity, interactions between marine and terrestrial ecosystems and threats to Arctic marine life 3) Morphological, physiological and behavioural adaptations of plants and/or animals to the northern environment with basic information on evolution, natural selection and challenges of the climate change

Prerequisites:
Course ASPB1101 Introduction to the Arctic (5 ECTS cr.) has to be passed before attending this course.

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Academic level(s)Bachelor
CountryFinland
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity of Lapland
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ECTS credits5.0
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Teaching termAutumn semester
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