ForBio and STI course: Macro algae – systematics and taxonomy

Publicerad: 12 februari 2018

The course will present and overview of the macro algae – marine and freshwater. We will cover the systematics, taxonomy and identification at different taxonomic levels. Sessions will include lectures, fieldwork and laboratory exercises. The students will learn various techniques for macro algae identification and sampling.

Time and place

May 28, 2018 9:00 AM - June 1, 2018 5:00 PM

Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Infrastructure, Tjärnö, Strömstad, Sweden

Learning targets

  • General understanding of systematics and taxonomy of macro algae
  • Techniques for collecting macro algae
  • Techniques for species identification


Prof. Stein Fredriksen - Department of Biosciences, UiO

Dr. Gustav Johansson - Hydrophyta Ekologikonsult 

Algologist Roland Bengtsson - Mikroalg

Target group

PhD students, master students, postdocs, researchers, consultants, government officials, museum staff with relevant background in biology.

Working language


Assignment and credits

The course is equivalent to 2 ECTS. ForBio will provide certificates for those successfully completed the course assignment. 

Maximum number of participants

18, in case of more applicants, participants will be selected based on the scientific, educational and/or professional merit of the course, with priority given ForBio members and students/researchers enrolled in the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative (STI). Results of the selection process will be announced via e-mail approx. one week after the application deadline.


Please fill in the online application here. There is no course fee for ForBio members or associates. Travel is covered for ForBio members based at Norwegian institutions. Accommodation at the Sven Lovén Centre in Tjärnö is covered for all ForBio members.

Find out about how to become a ForBio member/associate here.

Application deadline

April 16th, 2018.


ForBio coordinator Nataliya Budaeva ( or STI representative Malin Strand (

ForBio and STI course: Macro algae – systematics and taxonomy