BIO4301 – Marine benthic ecology
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
The course gives an overview of marine benthic systems. It focuses on hard- and soft bottom systems with emphasis on Norwegian conditions. The course has a one week field course where knowledge of organisms is focused.
After the course you should know something about:
- Construction and function of benthic systems
- The dominating groups of organisms in the different systems
- Important abiotic factors in different systems
- Threats to the different benthic communities
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Recommended previous knowledge
10 credits overlap with BIO4300 – Marine Biology (discontinued)
Teaching takes Place in week 35-39. The course is based on lectures, mandatory laboratory work and student presentations.
The course includes a one-week excursion to Drøbak. Participation on the excursion is mandatory. The excursion has a fee on 150 NOK per day.
It is also mandatory to make and deliver one Power Point presentation based on the field course, and one on a given topic from the text book.
First lecture is mandatory. If you can not attend the first lecture, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org, before the first lecture.
As the teaching involves laboratory and/or field work, you should consider taking out a separate travel and personal risk insurance. Read about your insurance cover as a student.
Final written digital exam in week 39, 3 hours, counts 100%.
To be able to take the final exam the students have to pass the laboratory reports from fieldwork, and pass the presentation on a topic from the curriculum.
The written examination is conducted in the digital examination system Inspera. You will need to familiarize yourself with the digital examination arrangements in Inspera.
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
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:
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.