Arctic Biology Field Course July 2015

Below you find photos and video from the Arctic Biology Field Course (2015) in Qeqertarsuaq, the Island of Disko, West Greenland. The course was held at Arctic Station, University of Copenhagen. The purpose of the course is to give the students knowledge of the basic concepts and definitions of physical, chemical and biological conditions in the Arctic as well as knowledge of terrestrial and aquatic microbes, plant and animal distribution, way of life, reproduction and interaction and challenges in the form of climatic and human impacts including hunting, fishing and pollution. Knowledge of various Danish / Greenlandic and international actors within Arctic environmental research and management is included to a certain extent. In the video below, Professor Kirsten Christoffersen talks about the content and goal of the course and the students communicate about the processes and challenges with their research projects (in Danish).