BIOLOGICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

BIOLOGICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

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Code
61890
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 10723 MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY (LM-75) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
BIO/07
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course aims to provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge on studies related to biological processes that have determined and determine the current structure of marine ecosystems at pelagic and benthic level.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The attendance and participation in the planned activities (lectures and in the laboratory) will allow the student to acquire the general knowledge in the field  of biological oceanography and data management necessary to examine in depth different problems of the biotic compartment both in the coastal marine environment and the open sea                      

 

Teaching methods

The teaching consists of lectures and laboratory activities. As activities are planned for the application of the acquired knowledge, practical and methodological activities, attendance at lectures and laboratory exercises is strongly recommended.
Lectures in the classroom are delivered through multimedia presentations.                        
Laboratory exercises aim to apply the theoretical knowledge aquired during the lectures in the classroom.
The lab activities  take place in specific classrooms of the DISTAV.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The main contents of the course will concern the study of the interactions between abiotic and biotic factors in coastal and open oceanography, the study of producers, consumers and decomposers and the transfer of energy and matter in the different marine environments. An outline of sampling strategies and of the methods of analysis of the main biological parameters at sea will be provided. Particular attention will be reserved to the Mediterranean basin.    

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

All slides used during the lessons and other educational material will be available at the end of each cycle of lectures / laboratory exercises along with other bibliographic material in pdf format.
Recommended texts for further information:                 
Lalli & Parsons - Biological Oceanography- Blutterworth Heinemann
Cognetti, Sarà, Magazzù - Biologia marina- Calderoni
Miller - Biological Oceanography- Blackwell

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Students are received by appointment, arranged directly with the teacher by telephone or  by email.

Exam Board

PAOLO POVERO (President)

CRISTINA MISIC

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The teaching consists of lectures and laboratory activities. As activities are planned for the application of the acquired knowledge, practical and methodological activities, attendance at lectures and laboratory exercises is strongly recommended.
Lectures in the classroom are delivered through multimedia presentations.                        
Laboratory exercises aim to apply the theoretical knowledge aquired during the lectures in the classroom.
The lab activities  take place in specific classrooms of the DISTAV.

LESSONS START

Lessons will start from 17 February 2020 and will end before 12th June 2020. For lessons starting date and timetable go to the following link: https://easyacademy.unige.it/portalestudenti/

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam consists of a written test. The written test (open and multiple-choice test) is related to the topics and practical activities carried out during the lessons and laboratory exercises. The exam is passed if the student obtains a grade greater than or equal to 18.
Two exam dates will be available in the winter session (January-February) and four in the summer session (June, July, September).

Assessment methods

 Details on how to prepare for the exam and the degree of the required detail for each topic will be provided at the beginning of the course and confirmed during lectures and exercises.
The student must be able to integrate the knowledge acquired during the lectures with the skills acquired during the workshop activities in specific cases treated during the course.     

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
11/06/2020 09:30 GENOVA Scritto Aula 304 DISTAV Palazzo delle Scienze C.Europa 26 III piano
25/06/2020 09:30 GENOVA Scritto Aula 304 DISTAV Palazzo delle Scienze C.Europa 26 III piano
15/07/2020 09:30 GENOVA Scritto Aula 304 DISTAV Palazzo delle Scienze C.Europa 26 III piano
16/09/2020 09:30 GENOVA Scritto Aula 304 DISTAV Palazzo delle Scienze C.Europa 26 III piano

FURTHER INFORMATION

Regular attendance at lectures and lab activities  is strongly recommended.