BIO4325 - Identification of Marine Microalgae and Macroalgae

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

The course presents an overview of algal taxonomy and identification of species.

Learning outcome

at the end of the course you will:

  • Be familiar with algal taxonomy
  • Know the characteristics of algal groups
  • Be able to identify algae using morphology and ultra structural features

Admission

The course is only offered to students at the master programme in Biodiversity and Systematics - NABiS. Students apply by submitting an application together with a documentation of admission to one of the master programmes connected to NABiS.The application form and the documentation must be scanned and sent by mail to lise.bokenes@ibv.uio.no before 1th february.

Application form

Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

Students must be enrolled in the Nordic Master programme in Biodiversity and systematics - NABiS

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Teaching

The teaching is organized by 2 days of lectures and laboratory work, followed by a 5 days field course 8-12 May at the marine biological station in Drøbak in Oslofjorden. The cost is 150 NOK pr.day, a total of 1050,- NOK. Details about the payment will be sent to you as soon as you are registered. Please note that students are themselves responsible transport to and from the University of Oslo, books and insurance. All expenses connected to this is covered by the students.

The course uses Fronter. As soon as you are registered you will receive information about username and password to get access to Fronter.

The Syllabus for the course is: Algae (Third Edition)—by Linda E. Graham, James M. Graham, Lee W. Wilcox, and Martha E. Cook. ISBN 978-0-9863935-3-2.

Before the course you must do some mandatory tasks presented in Fronter. The tasks are mandatory, must be submitted in Fronter and the deadline is 5. May.

Examination

Requires approved participation in the field excursion. Mandatory tasks before the course (counts 20 %) and one written exam at the end of the course (counts 80 %)

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Evaluation

The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Other

The course is only given if three or more students meet on the first lecture.

Facts about this course

Credits

5

Level

Master

Teaching

Every spring

Examination

Every spring

Teaching language

English