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Aquatic Microbial and Molecular Ecology

Lab Manual - from year 2020

Course approach

Theoretical and practical training in biogeochemistry and molecular techniques with emphasis on the ecology of marine microbial systems.

The course includes 22 lectures, 2 excursions, 7 practical exercises (~ 50 hours in the laboratory) and theoretical discussions in study groups. To pass the course a report must be completed and approved by the teaching team.

Course topics

  1. Prokaryote diversity, population dynamics, and energetics
  2. Carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, sulfur, iron, manganese, and phosphorus biogeochemistry
  3. Molecular techniques and bioinformatics

Lab manual will be available app. 14 days before the start of the course.


August 20 - September 3 2023 (both days inclusive)


Canfield, D.E., Kristensen, E. & Thamdrup, B. (2005): Aquatic Geomicrobiology. Amsterdam: Elsevier Academic Press.

A laboratory compendium

Teachers and contact persons


Department of Biology University of Southern Denmark

  • Campusvej 55
  • Odense M - DK-5230
  • Phone: +45 6550 2720

Last Updated 15.12.2021