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Arctic Marine Ecosystems in a Changing Climate

27.08.2020
Education

You will learn about the processes, structures and biological communities in different Arctic marine environments and how they are affected by sea ice dynamics and snow and glacial melt. During the course, you will also learn about how the biological structure and function of Arctic marine ecosystems are influenced by physical and chemical parameters e.g. temperatures, freshwater input (salinity), nutrients levels, light conditions and ice cover. The extreme environment of the Arctic makes it particularly vulnerable to climate change and so the course focusses on Arctic marine ecosystem within the context of a changing climate. Thus, the course will provide you with the background knowledge to discuss how future climatic changes may alter different Arctic marine ecosystems. Finally, you will get an introduction to management of living marine resources as well as monitoring of marine environments in Greenland. The course takes place in Nuuk and it involves fieldwork in the Nuuk area.

Course start date
17.05.2021
Course end date
02.07.2021
Registration deadline
01.10.2020
Organisation
Aarhus University (AU)
Department
Arctic Research Centre (ARC)
Field of study
Natural science
Course Level
Master
Course topic
Biogeochemistry
Biology
Ecology
Ecosystems
Ecosystems, aquatic
Oceanography
Primary production
Teaching language
English
Teaching place
Greenland Institute of Natural Resources
Teaching country
Greenland
ECTS/Credits
10
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