Biological Oceanography

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Doel vak

At the end of the course, the students are able to:
1. Identify main biological oceanographic processes (4) and describe
their interdependence
2. specify and differentiate between biological processes involved in
the biological pump
3. survey relevant literature about a given research topic within
biological oceanography and summarize in an abstract
4. develop and formulate a follow-up research question / objective on a
given topic within biological oceanography and describe how the research
should be conducted
5. present a lecture aimed at explaining a research topic to a
scientific audience and proposing a continuation research project
6. explain the importance of the biology of the ocean for global change
7. critically discuss, oppose and defend scientific issues within the
field of biological oceanography

Inhoud vak


- Lectures
- Discussion forums, flipped classrooms
- Homework assignment (literature survey, abstract writing, oral
- Computer and lab practicals
- Excursion
- Student symposium


Exam: 60%
Abstract and formulation research objective: 20%
Oral presentation: 20%

Vereiste voorkennis

basics in (biological) Oceanography


Lectures (power point files)
Selection of scientific papers (will be provided)
(not obligatory) the book: Oceanography and Marine Biology. An
Introduction to Marine Science. (D.W. Townsend. Sinauer Associates, ISBN
9780878936021) may serve as introduction to the course.


master students in the field of climatology, oceanography, ecology,

Overige informatie

Biological Oceanography: a systems approach

Afwijkende intekenprocedure

This course is offered at the UvA. For more information contact: FNWI Education Service Centre, Science Park 904, servicedesk-esc-, +31 (0)20 525 7100. Enrolment via is required.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode AMU_0021
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P2
Vakniveau 500
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. G.M. Ganssen
Examinator dr. G.M. Ganssen

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