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.
|Language of instruction||English|
|Institution||University Centre in Svalbard|
|Fields of study||Biology and biochemistryLife science (broad programmes)|
|Tags||marine ecologytrophic interactionsmicrobial ecologymoleculemolecular geneticsenvironmental genomicstranscriptomicsisfjorden system|