Marine Biology I University of Tsukuba
Lecture will give you several topics on physical, chemical and biological properties of ocean to understand the physiology, reproduction, development, biodiversity and ecology of marine invertebrates and fish. This class will especially focus on the following aspects of marine life: life cycle, locomotion, sensory reception, biomineralization, biogeochemical distribution, photosynthesis, respiration, calcification, nitrogen fixation and the impact of climate change. We will give examples of marine organisms under planktonic and benthic conditions and coral reef. The history and present situation of marine biology research will be also included.
The objectives of the course are (1) to provide students with a basic understanding of marine life; (2) to stimulate an appreciation of marine invertebrates, their evolutionary innovations and marine ecology.
Lectures will give a basic introduction to be used for either field studies or for further study in later years.
Students are highly recommended to take both Basic Marine Biology I and II.
Attendance (40%), Final Exam (60%).
Course introductionResearch of marine biologyChemical and physical properties of earth and oceansSea floorBasic biology of marine life 1Basic biology of marine life 2Reproduction and marine ecologyCoral reef 1Coral reef 2Impact of climate change
Online Course Requirement
Inaba Kazuo,Agostini Sylvain Leonard Georges
Lecture attendance will be recorded. Attendance will count toward the final grade (A medical note or similar can exempt students from losing marks this way).
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