Depict Marine Biodiversity

DEPICT | Semester 2 | 4 ECTS



  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Field Trip at Sea
  • Labs
  • Museum visits


This course provides fundamental tools for marine biodiversity description; defining genetics, species and marine ecosystems diversity. It describes approaches and methods currently used in analyses of biodiversity and evolution.


Learning outcomes

 Students should

  • improve their naturalist skills
  • construct phylogenetic analysis and debate species concept
  • appraise integrative taxonomy using multisource approaches to explore biodiversity (from morphology to molecular and chemical data).
  • integrate taxonomy and systematic in the description and management of biodiversity.



  • Paola FURLA (UCA, IRCAN lab)
  • Steeve COMEAU (CNRS, Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche)
  • Barbara PORRO (UCA, IRCAN lab)
  • Tiziana CAPORALE (Oceanographic Museum, Monaco)
  • Christophe MOCQUET (UCA, SKEMA)
  • Aldine AMIEL (UCA, IRCAN lab, Kahikai)