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Stream Ecology and Fish Conservation

Course
Master’s level
15 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
100%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-21059
Tuition
Full education cost: 29 750 SEK
First payment: 29 750 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

More information about tuition fees

Application closed, late application opens 15 December 2020.

Summary

This course gives you insight in factors that affect various types of watercourses, and thereby affect the situation for organisms that live in the water. You will also get practical training in methods for habitat management and conservation.

About

This course provides an understanding of the abiotic and biotic factors that create and alter a watercourse, and how these relate to and are affected by adjacent terrestrial ecosystems. The focus is on ecological processes, competition and predation, food webs and trophic dynamics but also nutrient transport and flow calculations are key components.

Great emphasis is placed on practical habitat care and fish conservation, and you will receive training in various methods for estimating the production of fish (electrofishing) and restoration of habitats in running water using standardized methods. Identification exercises, where you will learn to identify various benthic organisms and their ecological roles are also included.

Teaching

The teaching takes the form of lectures, seminars, laboratory sessions and a project of your own that you present in both written and oral form. 

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

Passed basic courses in Biology 75 credits (BIO900 Cell Biology, BIO905 Molecular Genetics, BIO910 Biological form and function, BIO915 Ecology and Evolution and BIO920 Biodiversity and Systematics). In addition you need at least one approved advanced level course in biology, 15 credits, in a relevant subject. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.

Facilities

The teaching is mainly conducted at the Zoology building (Medicinaregatan 18A), but also as fieldwork in the form of practical exercises.