Field Course Marine Biology

Course Code :1001WETMAR
Study domain:Biology
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Sequentiality:Minimum 8/20 for "Overview of the major building plans: animals", "Building plans and diversity of plants and fungi" and "Fauna and Flora I".
Contact hours:50
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Gudrun De Boeck
Willem De Smet

3. Course contents *

The training in marine biology takes place at spring tide in September at Pas-de-Calais, France. The extreme low neap tides during this events allows for deep penetration into the tidal zone to collect and determine specimens. We take a look at the unique geological situation of the area and go to protected and unprotected sand and rock coastal areas. We learn about the tides and the tidal areas and the specific niches these provide to animals and plants. The training includes a morphological systematic part, and an ecophysiological part. The training can also include a project on physiology and/or ecology of marine organisms.