Biologia Marinha e Oceanografia - Biologia - Sem Ramos - Especialidades

ECTS / Credit Units
Year: 3 / 2º Semestre
Plan: 2015/16
Scientific Area: BIO
Level: Avançado

Semestral Hour Load

Theorical: 28.00
Theorical-Pratical: 8.00
Pratical and Laboratorial: 26.00
Fieldwork: 6.00


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Degree having this Course

Degree - Branch Degree Plan Year
Biologia - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2015/16

Teaching Staff

Manfred Josef Kaufmann
Manfred Josef Kaufmann

Responsável pelas Pautas
Ensino teórico
Ensino teórico-prático
Ensino prático e laboratorial
Trabalho de campo

Course Information

Course Objectivs

1 During this course the students will gain a basic insight into the field of marine biology and biological oceanography.

2 It will also introduce them to basic physical oceanography and marine chemistry

3 An ecological approach will be used to show the principles that govern marine life throughout the main environments within the world?s oceans with a special attention to the open ocean.

4 At the end of this course the students should understand the physical, chemical and biological principles that contribute to the shaping and interactions of present­day marine communities.

5 Further, students will be able to recognize the main problems the world oceans face in respect to man­made ecosystem and climate changes.

Evaluation Criteria

1 freq. teórica: 50%
1 relatório aulas PL: 20%
1 trabalho (activ. orientada incl. TC): 30%


Program Resume (get program detail)

Main Bibliography

LALLI, C. M. & PARSONS, T. R. (1997). Biological Oceanography: An introduction. 2nd ed.. Pergamon Press, Oxford..
NYBAKKEN, J. W. & BERTNESS, M.D (2004). MARINE BIOLOGY. An Ecological Approach. 6th ed.. Addison Wesley Longman.
THURMAN, H. V. & TRUJILLO, A. P. (2004). Introductory Oceanography. Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River.
CASTRO, P. & HUBER, M. E (2005). Marine Biology. 5th ed. MacGraw­Hill, Boston.

Other Biographical Sources / Support Documents

  • LEVINTON, J. S. (1995) Marine Biology. Function, Biodiversity, Ecology. Oxford University Press.
  • MILLER, C. B. (2004) Biological Oceanography. Blackwell Publishing, Malden, USA.
  • Karleskint, G. J., Turner, R., & Small, J. W., Jr.,. (2013). Introduction to Marine Biology. Belmont, CA, USA: Cengage Learning.

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