Course description

Field studies are vital in environmental science to monitor the state of the environment and push our current understanding of ecosystem compartments and processes.

In this field excursion course, you will get a chance to familiarize yourself with the composition and structure of different environmental compartments such as soil, inland waters, coastal systems and the lower atmosphere.

Tyresta nationalpark

Field sampling in Tyresta National Park, one of the course’s excursion sites.

The course will offer hands-on experience with sampling and measurement of core environmental properties of soil, water and air, as well as demonstration of state-of-the-art techniques.

The teaching focuses on field excursions followed by seminars and exercises where biogeochemical concepts and processes are evaluated.

Lectures will be given where e.g. the principles of planning and conducting field investigations are discussed. Participation in field excursions and any associated integrated instructions is compulsory. Lectures and field excursions will primarily be led by researchers from Stockholm University.

The course is compulsory in the Environmental Science Master program focusing on environmental toxicology and chemistry, elective in the Environmental Science Master program focusing on atmosphere, biogeosphere and climate, but may also be taken as a separate course.

Course given in English unless all students speak Swedish.

Special eligibility requirements

30 credits on M. Sc. program in Environmental Science with a focus on Environmental Chemistry, Toxicology, Atmosphere or Biogeochemistry including Large-scale Challenges for the Environment and Climate, MI7014, (15 credits), or equivalent. Good command of English.


Study counsellors

Environmental Science
Miljö- och hälsoskydd

Analytical Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry