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Limnology and Marine Ecology - Concepts and Processes BIOR87

15 credits

The course is offered during the second period of the autumn semester, and the language of instruction is English.

The course contains several components that focus on aquatic ecological and evolutionary theory.


A person showing up a small frog. Photo.

Through a combination of lectures and experiments the students acquire knowledge of e.g. bacteria production, primary production, competition, predator-prey interactions, migration and distribution patterns in time and space and which consequences these processes have for the function of aquatic ecosystems. The practical work is carried out in project groups where the students practice planning, implementation and presentation of scientific studies.
The course includes an introduction to aquatic databases and how these can be used for time series analyses of changes in and human impact on aquatic ecosystems through e.g. climate change, eutrophication, brownification or fishing. The course also includes an introduction to theory and laboratory work associated with basic molecular methods.

You find information about application, prerequisites and the syllabus for the course Limnology and Marine Ecology - Concepts and Processes at Lund University's central web pages.


Lotta Persmark Study advisor
Biology and Bioinformatics

Tel: +46 46 222 37 28
Email: Lotta [dot] Persmark [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Course coordinator

Course literature, 2021

Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems and Impacts (2020) Kaiser M.J., Attrill M.J., Jennings S., Thomas D., ISBN: 9780198717850.  

The Biology of Lakes and Ponds, 3'rd ed, (2017) Brönmark C., Hansson L.-A., Oxford University Press, ISBN-13: 978-0-19-871360-9


Not available


The course will be given for the first time 2021