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ZO 3304
MARINE ECOLOGY AND ECOSYSTEMS
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Yule

Pre-requisite(s): BI 2001

Note(s): This course extends over six weeks only; the course is available only to students in Programme Year 3.

The course covers main aspects of ocean circulation; regional upwelling; chemical and physical properties of seawater; the ecology of phytoplankton, zooplankton, benthos, nekton, mammals, birds, rocky shores, littoral zone, kelp forest and deep sea; the coral reef, polar and North Sea ecosystems; and selected topics in marine management.

1 five-hour lectures and 1 six-hour practical each week; course runs for six weeks (weeks 18-23, thread 1); total class contact approximately 66 hours.

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (60%), assessment of laboratory work (40%).

Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (100%).