Seminars in Arctic Ecology and Evolution (PhD)

The course has two main foci, presentation of own work in progress and presentations and discussions of research papers (journal club).


The aim of the first is to provide training in presentation of own research projects, either orally or by a poster. Each student presents her/his project (either the whole project or selected parts). The presentation is followed by discussion of both the scientific content as well as technical presentation aspects, under the supervision of the seminar facilitator (academic staff).

In addition to providing insight into cutting-edge science within the field of ecology and evolution, the “journal club” aims at training critical reading of scientific papers with respect to problem addressed, methods used, and interpretation of results. For the PhD students a greater emphasis will be on the scrutiny of research planning, data analysis and results interpretation as presented in the papers than for the students in the parallel course (AB-337). Each student presents one or more scientific papers of general interest (not too specialized), published in international journals that have been approved by the seminar facilitator. The papers are distributed to the whole group one week before the presentation to enable the fellow students to prepare for the discussion.

Course details

Academic level(s)PhD
CountryNorway
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity Centre in Svalbard
Begin date-
End date-
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits2.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyBiology and biochemistryLife science (broad programmes)
Teaching placeSvalbard
Tagsecologyevolutioncritical readingcritical skills
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