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300175 VO Microbial Oceanography (2016S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

Every Tuesday starting 1 March 2016 from 8:15-9.45 in the Seminar room of the Dept. Bio-Oceanography (UZA I, Althanstrasse 14, 4. Spange, 3. Ebene)


Language: English

Examination dates



Currently no class schedule is known.


Aims, contents and method of the course

The lecture will review the physical and chemical characteristics of the marine environment and relate these to the ecology of microbial communities in the water column, sediments, hot vents. Special emphasis will be given to the ecology of microbes in relation to biogeochemical cycles in the ocean and to the expected changes of the climate regimens in the ocean.
The lecture will be held in English.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam with 20 open questions;

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Written exam with 20 questions, each rated with a maximum of 10 points. At least 100 points have to be reached to be positively evaluated.

Examination topics

Reading list

Microbial Ecology of the Oceans, 2nd Edition
David L. Kirchman (Editor), Wiley, ISBN: 978-0-470-04344-8; 620 pages

Association in the course directory

MEC-9, UF MA BU 01, UF MA BU 04, MZO W-8

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