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Marine Community Ecology - Organisms and Habitats

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeBIO212
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Resources

Semester of Instruction

Spring

Objectives and Content

The subject gives an introduction to marine community ecology, emphasising benthic communities (e.g. interactions between marine plants and/or animals), organisms (ranging from protists to marine mammals) and habitats. The organisms will be described on the basis of their ecological adaptations, and examples from different geographical and bathymetrical areas will be given.

Learning Outcomes

The purpose of the subject is to give students a thorough understanding of marine biodiversity, including species compositition and the functional and structural relationships in different communities. The course represents a common platform for all students choosing the study programme `marine biodiversity¿.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

Compulsory subjects of the Bachelor's degree in Biology

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Seminar and seminar report

Forms of Assessment

Approved seminar report and final oral exam

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Reading List

The purpose of the subject is to give students a thorough understanding of marine biodiversity, including species compositition and the functional and structural relationships in different communities. The course represents a common platform for all students choosing the study programme in marine biodiversity.

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Portfolio assesment and oral examination

    Withdrawal deadline
    01.11.2017