Course code VANN210

VANN210 Limnology / Freshwater Ecology

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Course responsible: Thomas Rohrlack
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Environmental Sciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:

Minimum 5 students.

Teaching exam periods:

This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.

Course frequency: <p>Annually</p><p><br/><br/></p>
First time: Study year 2003-2004
Preferential right:

Environment and Natural Resources, Ecology and Management of Natural Resources.

Course contents:

Topics that are covered are: light, temperature, turbidity, colour, gases, ionic composition, nutritional salts, seston, primary and secondary production, organic material, phytoplankton, animal plankton, benthic animals, sediments, lake types, degree of trophy, pollution, etc. Some limnological methods will be demonstrated.

Learning outcome:

The student is to become familiar with basic physical, chemical and biological processes in order to be able to understand nutrient turnover and the pollution of our lakes and rivers.

Learning activities:

Lectures. Exercises are integrated into/alternate with the lectures.

Teaching support:



The reading list is handed out at course start.



Recommended prerequisites:

VANN200 Hydrology

Mandatory activity:



Final written examination (3.5 hours) counts 100%.

Nominal workload:

Lectures: approx. 50 hours. Personal commitment: 250 hours.

Entrance requirements:

Special requirements in Science

Reduction of credits:


Type of course:

Lectures and exercises: 50 hours.




An examiner is used for the examination and for the self-evaluation of the course.

Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått