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Course description
  BIOLOGICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2019-20

El objetivo fundamental de la asignatura es comprender y analizar la conexión que existe en el océano entre procesos físico-químicos y los biológicos. En esta asignatura se trata de analizar los cambios en patrones espaciales y temporales, así el flujo de materia y energía, en las comunidades bentónicas y pelágicas que habitan los océanos, en relación a la dinámica fisicoquímica de las masas de agua, con el fin de entender los procesos que rigen la producción primaria y secundaria oceánica. Por otra parte se estudia la complejidad y heterogeneidad del necton marino y su relación con el hábitat. Se  analizan las comunidades de peces de diversos ambientes oceánicos, y se estudian las relaciones tróficas, los procesos migratorios y el estado de conservación del peces y mamíferos marinos. En la parte instrumental se estudian los métodos de muestreo de la oceanografía biológica para las comunidades pelágicas, con referencia a los métodos de estudio del necton como es la telemetría.

 

 

Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

Specific Competences:>>Theoretical

  • CE1 : Possess a basic understanding of molecular structure, genetics, cell organisation and the evolutionary processes of living beings.
  • CE13 : Understand basic sampling techniques for water column, seabed and associated organisms, as well as measurement techniques for structural and dynamic variables.
  • CE6 : Know and understand the essential facts, concepts, principles and theories related to marine sciences and their relationship with other sciences.
  • CE7 : Understand the structural and functional organisation of marine organisms and their biological diversity.
  • CE8 : Understand the basic principles of ecology, the structure and function of ecosystems, developing it for the marine and coastal environment.

 

Specific Competences:>> Ability

  • CE20 : Show knowledge and understanding of inductive and deductive methods, the elaboration of hypotheses and experimental design.
  • CE22 : Capacity to gather data (oceanographic, biological, sediment, logical, chemical, etc.), evaluate, process and interpret it as per the theories in use.
  • CE26 : Acquire the ability to design, process information, draft and execute projects related with marine and coastal environments.
  • CE30 : Be able to carry out standard sampling procedures related to research tasks in the sea and in the laboratory.

 

 

 

Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2019-20

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General

Code: 24536
Lecturer responsible:
FERNANDEZ GONZALEZ, VICTORIA MARIA
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,00
Practical credits: 1,40
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

  • Dept: MARINE SCIENCES AND APPLIED BIOLOGY
    Area: ZOOLOGY
    Theoretical credits: 1
    Practical credits: 1,4
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught