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BI 25Z2
OCEAN BIOLOGY
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Jamieson

Pre-requisite(s): BI 1005 or MR 1010

The course begins with an overview of oceanogrpahic processes as well as marine foodwebs and key marine species. A varity of global marine ecosystems are then discussed including sandy shores, rocky shores, deep sea hydrothermal vents, kelp beds and coral reefs. Lectures are given on current research on marine biology, with a specific focus on the impacts of man on the marine environment (e.g. climate change).

Three 1-hr lectures every week; one 3-hr laboratory every other week (six laboratory classes in total).

1st Attempt: One 2-hr examination (35% written; 35% MCQ); in-course assessment of laboratory work plus one essay (30%).

Resit: A resit examination in the same format as the main examination. This may contain material from both the practical and lecture components of the course.