Limnology D, 15 credits

Academic year 2021/2022

  • Autumn 2021, 100%, Campus

    Start date: 30 August 2021

    End date: 27 October 2021

    Application deadline: 15 April 2021

    Application code: UU-17423 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Registration: 29 July 2021 – 29 August 2021

Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree including (1) 60 credits in biology and 30 credits in chemistry or 30 credits in earth science, or (2) 90 credits in biology.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 36,250

Tuition fee, total: SEK 36,250

About the course

The course deals aquatic ecosystems, with a special focus on lakes.

Besides providing knowledge about the ecological processes, the course gives knowledge about quantitatively important organisms as well as character species in different types of aquatic systems. All major organism groups, from bacteria to fish are discussed. The course also comprises abiotic factors such as water physics and chemistry with a connection to water quality assessment. Global cycles of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus, and their connection to environmental issues such as climate and eutrophication are discussed.
The course contains a number of practical exercises in field, lab and with computers and is finalised by a field course at Lake Erken, 80 km east of Uppsala.

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