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Arctic Marine Benthos 2017

General

Project start
08.08.2017
Project end
12.08.2017
Type of project
Research
Project theme
Marine ecosystems
Project topic
Benthos
Biology

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Norway
Fieldwork region
Svalbard
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 79.851608889229, 10.458984375

Fieldwork start
08.08.2017
Fieldwork end
12.08.2017

Project details

24.09.2018
Science / project plan

The cruise is part of a MSc and PhD course on the ecology of Arctic marine benthos. The students will gain insight into the taxonomy, biogeography and ecology of the main benthic species in Svalbard waters and the polar basin North of Svalbard. The course has a special emphasis on hands-on identification of benthos as well as processes important for understanding the Arctic ecosystem.

Lectures deal with identification of benthic species, life history and functional traits, trophic interactions and physical forcing. The practical fieldwork will be designed by the teachers and implemented into the course. Work during cruises will focus on several research projects that integrate acquired knowledge and skills, and will vary from year to year, targeting specific habitats or ecological processes.

 

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