Comparative Physiology of Marine Animals including Applications for Aquaculture
How can a salmon migrate between freshwater and sea water? How can a periwinkle survive the sea ice? Is mussel culture good for more than Moules marinière? This course is aimed for you who are interested in finding out more about how different mainly marine animals react to and adapt to changes in their environment. The course also illustrates how you can apply your basic physiological knowledge when it comes to potential problems in marine aquaculture. The course follows the educational model Problem Based Learning (PBL).
The course aims to provide broad and in-depth knowledge of comparative physiology from a marine perspective at the cell, organ and organism level. The focus is on the marine environment and how different organisms react to the environment and how they respond to it with the help of nervous and hormonal control systems and what happens if the environment changes for either natural reasons or caused by man. The course aims to apply basic physiological knowledge to potential problems in marine aquaculture.