Syllabus for Limnology D

Limnologi D

A revised version of the syllabus is available.


  • 15 credits
  • Course code: 1BG505
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Biology A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2014-03-13
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2022-02-09
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2022
  • 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. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

  • Responsible department: Biology Education Centre

Learning outcomes

The general aim of the course is or students to acquire knowledge in limnology of relevance for their future work and research. On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • analyse and evaluate abiotic and biotic conditions in aquatic ecosystems
  • account for structure and dynamics in biogeochemical cycles and organism communities
  • carry out basic sampling and analyses in freshwater field/laboratory systems
  • plan and carry out experiment/field studies
  • present and evaluate experiment/field studies both orally and in writing.

In the course, an introduction to Master's studies is included. After passing this module, the student should be able to:

  • show awareness of ethical aspects of research and development including questions concerning plagiarism and equal opportunities/equal treatment
  • demonstrate an understanding of the potential applications of biology, limitations and its role in society
  • take personal responsibility for acquiring knowledge.


The teaching be given in the form of lectures, seminars, computer exercises, field courses and laboratory sessions. Participation in seminars, field courses and laboratory sessions are compulsory.


Modules: Species and habitat knowledge 3 credits; Field course 4 credits; Theory 6 credits; Introduction to Master's Studies 2 credits or Alternative Introduction to Master's Studies 2 credits. The module pecies and habitat knowledge is examined through written and oral tests. The field course requires active participation and oral and written presentations. The theory part requires active participation in seminars and laboratory sessions and passed written exam. For Introduction to Master's Studies active participation in seminars, a written report, and the completion of a study plan, are required. For Alternative Introduction to Master's Studies, active participation in seminars and a written report are required.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Other directives

The course cannot be included in the same degree as 1BG202 Limnology I, 1BG 227 Limnology, 1G380 Limnology I D or 1BG041 Limnology L.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2022

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Likens, Gene E. Encyclopedia of Inland Waters

    Amsterdam: Elsevier/Academic Press, Press,c 2009

    Find in the library

Last modified: 2022-04-26