The course gives an overview of marine benthic systems. It focuses on hard- and soft bottom systems with emphasis on Norwegian conditions. The course has a one week field course where knowledge of organisms is focused.
Recommended previous knowledge
Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.
After the course you should know something about:
- Construction and function of benthic systems
- The dominating groups of organisms in the different systems
- Important abiotic factors in different systems
- Threats to the different benthic communities