Arctic Winter Limnology (PhD)

Limnology is the scientific study of lakes, rivers, and wetlands.


It is an interdisciplinary science, encompassing the biology, chemistry, geology, and physics of freshwater systems. This course focuses on the biology, from micro-organisms to fish, of Arctic lakes and streams, and how the various abiotic factors are influencing the biological diversity and ecology within these systems, the trophic interactions, and nutrient and energy flows between the terrestrial and limnic systems. The course will also emphasize the potential effects of global climate and environmental change and increased human activity on freshwater ecosystems in Arctic regions.


Course details

Academic level(s)PhD
CountryNorway
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity Centre in Svalbard
Begin date-
End date-
Registration deadline15.10.2014
ECTS credits10.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyBiology and biochemistryEnvironmental scienceLife science (broad programmes)
Teaching placeSvalbard
Teaching termSpring
Tagsfreshwater ecologyfreshwaterlimnologylakes
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