Zoophysiology

The physiological principles for life in cold and hot environments. Life in the desert and in water.

The student will after completion of the course:

Be able to account for the adaptation of animals to different environments, especially concerning extreme conditions for life in air and water.
Know the principles of respiration, circulation, metabolism, osmoregulation, and excretion.
Have knowledge about the senses in different animal groups, as well as the nervous and hormonal mechanisms for control over these processes.

Course contents

The physiological principles for life in cold and hot environments. Life in the desert and in water. How the different species of animals cope with various levels of oxygen content, temperature and salinity in the environment. And how animals sense their surroundings taking advantage of physical stimuli like light, sound, echo, radiation and chemical signals.

At the beginning of the course the students will get an introduction to statistical analyses and practical exercises in using R and R Studio (coordination with BIO201 and BIO207).

Course details

Academic level(s)Bachelor
CountryNorway
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity of Agder
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ECTS credits10.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyBiology and biochemistry
Teaching placeUniversity of Agder, Campus Kristiansand
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