Advanced Methods in Biological Oceanography

EMBC+ MODULE 2: Toolbox for investigating marine Biodiversity
semester: 
2
ects: 
6

Techniques to evaluate phytoplankton and bacterioplankton biomass, composition, production, growth, and mortality; Overview of the methods for viral lyses, apoptosis, and sinking. Principles and applications for oceanography of remotely and satellite acquired data. Indicators of trophic dynamic (stabe isotopes and fatty acids)

keywords: 
planktonic organisms, production methods and techniques, remote sensing
initial: 

Basic knowledge of physical and chemical oceanography and knowledge of marine biodiversity

final: 

To develop analytical and discriminating skills in order to evaluate and apply different quantitative techniques used to evaluate bacterioplankton and phytoplankton biomass, composition, production, growth, and mortality; to understand the main principles and applications for oceanography of remotely and satellite acquired data; to access and manipulate satellite SST (Sea Surface Temperature) and chlorophyll a to analyze seasonal and spatial phytoplankton distribution in the oceans. To apply indicators of trophic dynamic (stabel isotopes and fatty acids)