Polar BiologySemester Course

Program
Environmental Science of the Arctic
Week-Long Study Tour
Arctic Norway
Core Course Week Study Tour
Denmark
Major Discipline(s)
Biology, Environmental Science, Sustainability
Type
Core Course
Available
Fall/Spring semester
Credit(s)
3

In this course, you gain an understanding of biology of the polar areas, with a special emphasis on the Northern Hemisphere. You learn how organisms of the Polar Regions are evolutionarily adapted to cold terrestrial or marine habitats with strong seasonality. By studying theoretical and practical case studies, you gain insight into population dynamics and species richness within Denmark, and of the Arctic regions in Norway and Greenland.

Faculty

Sarah Hagel Svendsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Terrestrial Ecology and Arctic Climate Change, University of Copenhagen, 2017). M.Sc. (Biology, University of Copenhagen, 2010). Arctic ecology research in Northeast Greenland and Western Greenland 2008-2018. Worked with communication and teaching since 2007. With DIS since 2019.