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Course description
  MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2012-13

La disciplina Mar Mediterráneo supone una introducción a esta importante zona geográfica de elevado interés histórico (origen de las más importantes civilizaciones) y cultural (cuna de la Filosofía y de la Ciencia). Desde el punto biológico, y aunque representa el 0,7% de la superficie del océano, posee el 8% de la diversidad biológica del ambiente marino mundial, por lo que se considera un alto ‘hot spot e biodiversidad’. No obstante, se trata de un mar semicerrado, con importantes ciudades en su litoral, con una industria turística a la cabeza mundial (unos 250 millones de turistas al año) y representa la principal ruta marítima (un 20% del tráfico mundial). A ello hay que añadir, que es también la principal zona de invasión de especies alóctonas, la sobrepesca de muchos de sus recursos vivos marinos y la contaminación.

 

 

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

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Understand the working, structure and dynamics of Mediterranean ecosystems, both terrestrial and marine, as well as those areas traditionally worked to exploit their resources.
  • CG10 : Oral and written communication skills in Spanish. Capacity to prepare and defend scientific research projects.
  • CG2 : Understand and value the diversity of all living things in every sense, not only referring to other organisms but also to social and cultural diversity.
  • CG3 : Be able to design and develop sustainable strategies for managing Mediterranean ecosystems, both in protected natural areas and in areas of anthropic influence.
  • CG4 : Evaluate global change, analysing the speed of the processes and the changes related to human activity in the region.
  • CG5 : Use current technologies and methods to solve environmental problems, including genomic-proteomic analysis or organisms and remote sensor technology.
  • CG6 : Develop the ability for multidisciplinary work in teams including specialists in different environmentally-related fields.
  • CG7 : Be able to solve environmental problems related to business and public administration activities.
  • CG8 : Oral and written communication skills in English.
  • CG9 : Computer tool and information and communication technology skills, as well as accessing online databases, including scientific bibliographies, patent and legislation databases.

 

Specific Competences:>>Basic Module

  • MB1 : Interpret the interrelationships between environmental factors and ecological processes in the Mediterranean Sea, and their importance for the conservation and planning of biodiversity and marine resources.
  • MB10 : Use, manage and produce digital cartographic bases to obtain environmental information from the images taken by remote sensors.
  • MB11 : Develop models for structured populations and apply them to predict their evolution in different scenarios.
  • MB12 : Model time-temporal sequences of the abundance of marine resources.
  • MB2 : Apply the methods to quantify the main environmental, biotic and systemic descriptors of any kind of terrestrial Mediterranean ecosystem.
  • MB3 : Identify the basic processes of the working of a terrestrial Mediterranean ecosystem and its risk of degradation and collapse.
  • MB4 : Understand the importance and applications of the interactions between organisms in Mediterranean environments.
  • MB5 : Understand the historical process of human colonisation on ecosystems, their effects and the future of the present landscape.
  • MB6 : Understand the morphological processes that have modelled the Mediterranean basin throughout its history and its prospects.
  • MB7 : Evaluate the cultural and agricultural needs for farms in the Mediterranean context.
  • MB8 : Be able to assess the fertility and usage capacity of land and design conservation practices for the same.
  • MB9 : Be able to characterise the climate and analyse water availability problems in ecosystems.

 

 

 

Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2012-13

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General

Code: 35602
Lecturer responsible:
RAMOS ESPLA, ALFONSO ANGEL
Credits ECTS: 3,00
Theoretical credits: 0,60
Practical credits: 0,60
Distance-base hours: 1,80

Departments involved

  • Dept: MARINE SCIENCES AND APPLIED BIOLOGY
    Area: BOTANICS
    Theoretical credits: 0,4
    Practical credits: 0
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.
  • Dept: MARINE SCIENCES AND APPLIED BIOLOGY
    Area: ZOOLOGY
    Theoretical credits: 0,2
    Practical credits: 0,6

Study programmes where this course is taught