Tropical Marine Ecosystems in Moçambique

Description: This course gives an overview of tropical marine ecology through lectures, group work and practical field experience at Ilha da Inhaca, Moçambique. During the field course the participants will investigate several aquatic systems such as mangal, coral reefs, seagrass beds, mud- and sandflats and beaches. Through field investigations, group projects and discussions knowledge about taxonomy and ecology of verte- brates, invertebrates and plants, as well as human interactions and conservation issues specific to these systems in East Africa will be taught.

Aim: The aim of the course is to give Swedish postgraduate students an opportunity to broaden their ecological understanding and experience as scientist by studying a tropical system in a developing country. The course will provide students with basic understanding of the dominant shallow marine ecosystems in tropical environ- ments, and with practical experience using different research tools and methods to study these systems. It hopes to increase the interest and possibilities for young Swedish scientist to work with marine research, conservation or management in East African countries. The course is also open for relevant students from the East- African countries and thereby will the Swedish students also interact and building networks to those countries.

Course organisers:

Dr Matz Berggren Dep of Marine Sciences, GU and Assoc professor Susanne Eriksson, Dep Biological and Environmental Sciences, GU.

Teaching staff:
Dep Marine Sciences, GU: Dr Matz Berggren
Dep Biological and Environmental Sciences, GU: Assoc prof Susanne Eriksson
Dep Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, Stockholm University: Dr Martin Gullström
Mondlande University, Maputo, Moçambique: Dr Adriano Macia, Dr Salomão Bandeira
Natural History Museum, Maputo, Moçambique: Dr Almeida Guissamulo

Application deadline: August 28th 2016.

Download more info here and contact Matz Berggren matz.berggren@gu.se.

Please note that ForBio will not cover any costs for participation in this course.

Published Apr. 18, 2016 11:31 AM