Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16
|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.
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.
Date: 20th -25th May 2018 inclusive.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
Students will receive individual and group feedback on each assessment (report) and will receive informal, verbal feedback during practical sessions and field visits.