The course explores patterns and processes of marine ecosystems. The main emphasis of the course is on the population and community ecology of marine ecosystems, relating such ecological knowledge to the broader context of the environmental challenges faced by marine organisms and humans on a global scale.
Only for students in Coastal and Marine Management (MRM programme)
On completion of the course, a student:
- has an understanding of the role of marine ecology in environmental and natural resource studies, marine management and decision-making.
- has an understanding of the basic ecological principles of population, community and ecosystem ecology as well as the main patterns and processes of marine ecosystems.
- has an understanding of the consequences of the major human induced impacts on marine ecosystems.
- has gained practice in reading and writing sections of scientific papers.
- can link human impacts on marine ecosystems to potential management actions.
- can read most scientific papers in ecology and discuss basic ecological subjects in an oral and a written form.