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Limnology and Marine Ecology - Concepts and Processes BIOR87

15 credits

Algae in water. Photo.

The course contains several components that focus on aquatic ecological and evolutionary theory. 

Through a combination of lectures and experiments the students acquire knowledge of e.g. bacteria production, primary production, competition, predator-prey interactions, migration and distribution patterns in time and space and which consequences these processes have for the function of aquatic ecosystems. The practical work is carried out in project groups where the students practice planning, implementation and presentation of scientific studies.
The course includes an introduction to aquatic databases and how these can be used for time series analyses of changes in and human impact on aquatic ecosystems through e.g. climate change, eutrophication, brownification or fishing. The course also includes an introduction to theory and laboratory work associated with basic molecular methods

Autumn period 2

Full-time, on campus, in English


You will find information about application, prerequisites and the syllabus at Lund University's central web pages.

Course literature, 2024

Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems and Impacts (2020) Kaiser M.J., Attrill M.J., Jennings S., Thomas D., ISBN: 9780198717850 

The Biology of Lakes and Ponds, 3'rd ed, (2017) Brönmark C., Hansson L.-A., Oxford University Press, ISBN-13: 9780198713609


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Lotta Persmark, Study advisor, biology and bioinformatics

Telephone: +46 46 222 37 28
EmailLotta [dot] Persmark [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se (Lotta[dot]Persmark[at]biol[dot]lu[dot]se)