Ecology of coastal seas

EMBC+ MODULE 1: Understanding the structure and function of Marine Biodiversity
semester: 
2
institute: 
ects: 
3

This course will describe and explain processes related to rocky shores and soft substrate environments (sandy beaches, mudflats, subtidal shallow sandbanks, reef systems). Emphasis will be given on whole-ecosystem approach going from physical structure and functioning, physical-biological interactions, nutrient fluxes, food web structure, community dynamics, biodiversity threads, nature conservation and management.

keywords: 
Coastal Seas, Ecology, Functional Biodiversity, continental shelf beds, sandy beaches, seagrass beds, rocky shores, coastal zone management.
initial: 

Basics in marine biology, geology, chemistry and oceanography

final: 

This discipline contributes to a multidisciplinar training of a marine scientist