Biology of Marine MammalsSemester Course

Biology of Marine Mammals, elective course at DIS Copenhagen
Major Discipline(s)
Biology, Environmental Science
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

A comparative study of marine mammal anatomy, morphology, physiology, life history and behavior, and adaptation to marine existence. The course includes the study of the effect of human activities on marine mammals with special reference to Northern European waters.


Peter Gravlund Nielsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.d. and Post. Docs (Molecular zoology, snakes, ancient DNA), University of Copenhagen, 1998-2010. M.Sc. (population genetics in reindeer), University of Copenhagen, 1994. Participated in arctic fieldwork on Svalbard, East- and West Greenland, Taimyr Peninsula in northern Siberia and the Baffin Bay.Worked with science outreach as exhibition developer and project manager at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, 2008-2015 and 2015-2016 and head of research at Den Blå Planet – National Aquarium of Denmark, 2012-2015. Teaching at University of Copenhagen since 1994.