Modul: marine science 2

Modul no. :n/a
ECTS credits:5
Expenditure of time:54h contact time + 96h self study
Modul type:compulsory module
Duration:1 semester
Supervisor:Prof. Dr.-Ing. J. Wellhausen
Objectives:The participants will acquire basic concepts and also some practical experience in Biological Oceanography. They will become familiar with the most relevant pelagic and benthic communities, and how their occurence is related to essential biotic and abiotic factors. They will know basic methodologies for the study of marine communities.
Contents:The students become acquainted with marine organisms and communities of both the pelagial (plankton, necton) as well as the benthal (soft- and hardbottom). They understand the distribution of these communities in relation to biotic (competition, grazing pressure) and abiotic environmental factors (light, temperature, substrate quality). They know about the most important groups of marine organisms in these systems, and understand their respective roles as parts of food webs and nutrient cycles. They will gain basic hands-on experience in how to measure and quantify the occurence of these communities.
Applicability:Compulsory module for this course of studies and an elective module for other study paths.
Teaching methods:lecture, tutorial and laboratory
Further information:C.M. Lalli, T.R. Parsons, Biological Oceanography: An Introduction, Elsevier, Oxford.
U. Sommer, Biologische Meereskunde, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg.
Individual courses:marine science 2 in semester 4
marine science 2 lab in semester 4