Arctic Animal Physiology

The Master`s discipline in Arctic animal physiology focuses on physiological adaptations to life at high latitudes in fishes, birds and mammals.


Particular emphasis is placed on how these animals cope with the climatic variability, extreme light-dark cycles and large seasonal fluctuations in food availability that are all typical of their environment. Physiological adaptations of diving birds and mammals, which are abundant at high-latitudes, also represent an important topic. The Master’s program consists of 60 ECTS with courses and 60 ECTS with the Master’s thesis.

Program details

Academic level(s)Master
CountryNorway
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUiT The Arctic University of Norway
Fields of studyBiology and biochemistryLife science (broad programmes)
Tagsarcticphysiologyadaptationscienceextreme climate
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