Marine Ecology

MARECO | Semester 1 | 4 ECTS

Responsibilities


Distinctions

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Field Trip at Sea

Biography

This course deals with the complex mechanics governing the marine ecosystem, eg. how organisms interact with their environment.

 

Learning outcomes

Students should

  • develop testable alternative hypotheses for the causes underlying the observed patterns.
  • design and carry out appropriate empirical tests of the predictions of hypotheses to explain the observed patterns.
  • describe spatio-temporal patterns in marine populations and communities, and investigate the underlying processes producing such patterns at multiple scales.

 

Students should become independent in:

  • exploring theories and models in marine ecology;
  • identifying and describing patterns and causal processes in marine ecosystems.
  • conducting observational and experimental ecological research;

 

Instructors

  • Paolo GUIDETTI (UCA, ECOMERS lab)
  • Francesca ROSSI (UCA, ECOMERS lab)
  • Luisa MANGIALAJO (UCA, ECOMERS lab)