This International Field School for Marine Ecology will take place from 15 - 26 Aug. 2016, at the Sven Lovén Centre (Sweden). This summer school in marine ecology provides students with the opportunity to develop their skills in experimental and observational ecology, sampling design and strategies under field and laboratory conditions. Participants will experience the scientific process of ecological field research. The students will learn and practice how to express a research question in terms of qualitative mathematical expressions, develop the appropriate experimental and field sampling designs and execute a small research project from scratch to finish using these skills on a topic of their own choosing. This includes the formulation of a research question, hypothesis, design and perform experiments, collecting and analyzing data and communicating their findings in various ways.