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Students gain practical skills in qualitative and quantitative surveys, and the identification of marine plants, algae, fish and invertebrates.
·   Understanding of shallow-water and coastal marine biodiversity is enhanced by hands-on activities in the field and lab.
·   There is also an element of Mediterranean fisheries biology and the marine environmental impacts of fisheries.
·   Students gain confidence, build team-working and problem-solving skills by participating in this residential field course.
·   The international context of the course fosters foreign language skills and an increased awareness of cultural diversity.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
In this course students develop an understanding of the shallow-water and coastal marine biodiversity of the Mediterranean, with implications for applications (e.g. fisheries, conservation, marine carbon sequestration). The course comprises one full week of residential activity (5-6 days), with a weekend in between or afterwards for self-arranged excursions / activities. The venue is the Marine Science Dept. of the University of the Aegean, Mytilini, Lesvos, which offers all amenities of a university campus in a historic Mediterranean island capital – including a canteen offering typical Greek food at low cost. Inshore habitats include sandy and rocky benthos / shores, cliffs, seagrasss meadows, Cystoseira climax communities, sea caves, salt marshes, coastal lagoons are accessible.
Students will gain practical skills in qualitative and quantitative surveys, in identifying marine plants / algae and invertebrates, as well as field ecology. There is also an emphasis on fisheries biology with on-site visits of fishing vessels and fish markets.
Costs to be confirmed
The above cost does not include travel. Students are required to book their own flights to attend the course, but must not do so until their place has been confirmed on the course.
Dates Sat 25th May - Sat 1st June 2019.
Costs: £150. Deposit (inc): £50.
Deposits are normally non-refundable. The cases where deposits are likely to be refunded are as
1) where there is good cause for student withdrawing from a field course, good cause is
determined by DoT or nominated person;
2) where the withdrawal has not resulted in a gap because a different student has enrolled
to take that place; and,
3) when the student withdraws from the course in good time and before the end of the
Full payments are also normally non-refundable. The cases where full refunds may be made are
similar to points 1 and 2 above.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
There are no assessments for this course.
Students will receive individual and group feedback on each assessment (report) and will receive informal, verbal feedback during practical sessions and field visits.