Biological Oceanography University of Bordeaux
Several contrasting marine ecosystems are described and analysedthrough the main structuring strengths of pelagic and benthiccommunities. This module is part of the interdisciplinary firstsemester and also aims to demonstrate through concrete examples thatmarine biology is part of oceanography.A practical course takes place at the marine station (Arcachon) wherestudents spent 2.5 days in order to apply the main theoreticalconcepts taught during lectures (adaptation to marine life, linkbetween spatial heterogeneity and diversity, diversity calculation,use of gears like dredges, planktonic nets, etc.).
- Correct written and oral competences in English. - Knowledge of basic software (e.g. word, Excel). - Statistical knowledge which will be improved in a concomitantmodule of data analysis.
> First Session: - 2 reports (Plankton and Seagrass) written after the field course atthe marine station (50% of overall mark). - 1 written exam of 1.5 h (50% of the overall mark).> Second Session: - Marks of the two reports are retained (50%). - 1 written exam of 1.5 h OR an oral exam (50% of the overall mark).The studenst needs a mark of 100/200 to validate this module.
> Lectures (31 hours) concern theoretical aspects of biologicaloceanography that must be known and understood by students from alarge disciplinary panel. The main idea is to analyse ecosystems withcontrasted structuring strengths: spatial heterogeneity in seagrass,high pressure and no light in deep-sea fans, turbidity in estuaries,etc. > Field courses (20 hours): - 8 hours concerning plankton ecology, - 8 hours concerning seagrass ecology, - 4 hours concerning coastal fishes.
- 51 hours face-to-face teaching and 110h self-study. - 51 hours corresponds to 31 hours of lectures and 20 hours of field course at the Marine Station (2.5 days at Arcachon). - 110 hours consists of 60 hours writing two reports (50% of final mark). - 50 hours preparing written exams (50% of final mark).
Online Course Requirement
Duration: 8/9 weeksLanguage of instruction: EnglishMode of delivery: Face-to-face teaching; Field work; Lab practicals; Self-study
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