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CODE 61890
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR BIO/07
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course aims to provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge on studies related to biological processes that have determined and determine the structure of marine ecosystems at pelagic and benthic level.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The attendance and participation in the planned activities (lectures and laboratory) will allow the student to acquire the general knowledge in the field  of biological oceanography and data management necessary to examine different factors of the biotic compartment in the coastal marine environment and the open sea                      

 

TEACHING METHODS

The teaching consists of lectures and laboratory activities. As activities are planned for the application of the acquired knowledge, practical and methodological activities, attendance at lectures and laboratory exercises is strongly recommended.
Lectures in the classroom are delivered through multimedia presentations.                        
Laboratory exercises aim to apply the theoretical knowledge aquired during the lectures in the classroom.
The lab activities  take place in specific classrooms of the DISTAV.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The main contents of the course will concern the study of the interactions between abiotic and biotic factors in coastal and open oceanography, the study of producers, consumers and decomposers and the transfer of energy and matter in the different marine environments. An outline of sampling strategies and of the methods of analysis of the main biological parameters at sea will be provided.  Particular attention will be reserved to case studies of coastal and offshore marine ecosystems  including those of the Mediterranean basin.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

All slides used during the lessons and other educational material will be available at the end of each cycle of lectures / laboratory exercises along with other bibliographic material in pdf format.
Recommended texts for further information:                 
Lalli & Parsons - Biological Oceanography- Blutterworth Heinemann
Cognetti, Sarà, Magazzù - Biologia marina- Calderoni
Miller - Biological Oceanography- Blackwell

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

PAOLO POVERO (President)

CRISTINA MISIC (President Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

For lessons start and timetable go to the link: https://easyacademy.unige.it/portalestudenti/

Please check the module Aulaweb page for timetable updates dependent on the sanitary and epidemic situation.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam consists of a written test. The written test (open and multiple-choice test) is related to the topics and practical activities carried out during the lessons and laboratory exercises. 
Two exam dates will be available in the winter session (January-February) and four in the summer session (June, July, September).

ASSESSMENT METHODS

 Details on how to prepare for the exam and the degree of the required detail for each topic will be provided at the beginning of the course and confirmed during lectures and exercises.
The student must be able to integrate the knowledge acquired during the lectures with the skills acquired during the workshop activities in specific cases treated during the course.     

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
25/01/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto Aula 304 DISTAV Palazzo delle Scienze C.Europa 26 III piano
08/02/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto Aula 304 DISTAV Palazzo delle Scienze C.Europa 26 III piano
20/06/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto Aula 304 DISTAV Palazzo delle Scienze C.Europa 26 III piano
04/07/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto Aula 304 DISTAV Palazzo delle Scienze C.Europa 26 III piano
18/07/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto Aula 304 DISTAV Palazzo delle Scienze C.Europa 26 III piano
12/09/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto Aula 304 DISTAV Palazzo delle Scienze C.Europa 26 III piano

FURTHER INFORMATION

Regular attendance at lectures and lab activities  is strongly recommended.

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