Arctic Marine Molecular Ecology (PhD)

Molecular genetics represents a continuously more significant part of the toolbox of marine ecologists.

 Such tools are invaluable in studies of e.g., biodiversity, microbial ecology, environmental genomics and transcriptomics, trophic interactions, and in general in studies aiming to understand the evolutionary backdrop of ecological processes. UNIS provides a unique high-Arctic molecular laboratory, and we will take the opportunity to utilize the Isfjorden system as our own marine laboratory where field projects will be conducted and samples for molecular genetic analyses will be collected.

The combination of field-based high-Arctic studies with the use of molecular genetic techniques enables an increased understanding of the high arctic ecosystem. The course will focus on select parts of the ecosystem, although giving an introduction to the whole system. The utility of molecular tools will be discussed and demonstrated, and will represent a significant part of the student projects.

Course details

Academic level(s)PhD
Language of instruction
InstitutionUniversity Centre in Svalbard
Begin date-
End date-
Registration deadline15.04.2014
ECTS credits10.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyBiology and biochemistryLife science (broad programmes)
Teaching placeSvalbard
Tagsbiodiversitygeneticsmoleculemolecular geneticsenvironmental genomicsisfjorden system
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