This course is discontinued

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Course content

Basic limnology is introduced through lectures, practical work in the field and in the laboratory, and student presentations of theory and results. The course covers basic “eco-hydrology” for hydrology students. The field course will be held at the start of September.

Learning outcome

The course gives a basic insight into the natural state of lakes, and their different stages of development as a result of natural and anthropogenic processes.


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If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.


Recommended previous knowledge

Bachelor's degree (or similar to that) in Biology, Environmental sciences or Geosciences/Chemistry (including hydrology).


Teaching takes place in week 34-39 and consists of lectures, field work and Laboratory exercises.  Attendance to the first lecture is mandatory.

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.


Approved participation, essay (weighted 20%) and 3 h written exam in week 39 (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.


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

Periodic evaluation Autumn 2011.

Facts about this course






This course is no longer given


This course is no longer given

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)