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300201 UE Microbial Oceanography Course (2017S)

10.00 ECTS (6.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work

The first meeting with personal attendance required is at 28th March, 2017 at 14:00 in the seminar room of the Div. Bio-Oceanography and Marine Biology (UZA I).

Registration/Deregistration

Details

max. 15 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes

Currently no class schedule is known.

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of the course is to receive hands-on training on current methods in Microbial Oceanography. This includes determining microbial (bacterial, archaeal, viral and phytoplankton) abundance and activity (production, respiration, ectoenzymatic activity) and assessing microbial community composition using molecular methods. Introductory lectures will be given with a focus on the current scientific knowledge on the specific subjects and the measurements being performed. Samples from the water column of the Mediterranean Sea will be collected from different depth (down to 500m) and analyzed in the lab.
Practical work will be performed in groups of 5 students. Each group will work on a specific research topic applying the methods introduced during the first week of the course.
The results of theses research projects are then presented in talks of about 20 min at the end of the course. Finally, the research is summarized in a manuscript structured as a scientific publication.

Assessment and permitted materials

participation during the course (30%), oral presentation of the research topic (20%), manuscript (50%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

participation during the course (30%), oral presentation of the research topic (20%), manuscript (50%)

Examination topics

Reading list

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

Biogeochemistry of Marine Dissolved Organic Matter, 2nd Edition,Dennis Hansell, Craig Carlson, ISBN9780124059405, Academic Press

Association in the course directory

MEC-9, MEV W-1, MZO W-2, MMB W-2, MGE III-2, MMEI III

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