Course code VANN210

VANN210 Limnology / Freshwater Ecology

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Course responsible: Thomas Rohrlack
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2003H
Preferential right:
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
Final written examination (3.5 hours) counts 100%. Grading scale A-E / Ikke bestått.
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: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / F