Arctic Marine Zooplankton

The course has a special emphasis on hands-on identification of zooplankton as well as processes important for understanding the Arctic ecosystem.


The students will gain insight into the taxonomy, biogeography and ecology of the main zooplankton species in Svalbard waters and the polar basin North of Svalbard.

Lectures deal with identification of zooplankton species, life history traits of arctic zooplankton, trophic interactions and vertical migration (both seasonal and diel). The practical field work will be designed by the teachers and implemented into the course. It will vary from year-to-year depending on selection of research projects by the lecturers.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
CountryNorway
Language of instructionEnglish
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
Tagsecosystemsvalbardzooplanktonpolar basinvertical migrationtrophic interactions
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