Marine Biology [open]

The course includes basic concepts and principles related to the study of marine organisms and their interactions with the environment and their economic importance .


The student acquires knowledge and understanding of systematic classification , morphology , anatomy , physiology , ethology and the ecological and economic importance of marine organisms. Also familiar and learn to recognize and identify the main representative species of marine flora and fauna found in the Mediterranean. Seeks the active participation of students and the development of constructive dialogue with the teacher in order for the student in addition to knowledge of the specific terminology used in Marine Biology to acquire and one critical thinking, deepen and understand the operation , interdependence and interaction of the morphology , physiology and ethology of marine organisms. Compulsory student participation in laboratory exercises enables him to work both independently and as a team member . In the laboratory acquire skills in using bisectors keys to identify species in key taxa of Flora ( Protofyta , Macroalgae , phanerogams ) and Fauna ( Protozoa , Molluscs, Crustaceans, Echinoderms , Fish ) , the morphology and anatomy of typical species of those groups and their use equipment anatomy , stereoscopes and microscopes. The variety of laboratory exercises enables the student, besides the skills, acquire, develop and sharpen skills such as obtaining information through observation, critical analysis, evaluation, comparison and synthesis of information, decision making and time management. Compulsory attendance and active participation in the Outdoor Laboratory Exercises in different habitats (hard and cell substrate phanerogams meadows, etc.) of the coastal marine environment, contributes decisively to the acquisition and deepening of these skills and the ability to direct contact with the natural object of studies.


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Includes topics such as: The Science of Marine Biology of History, the scientific method with references to marine biology, oceanographic and biological zoning of the marine environment, abiotic characteristics of the marine environment and their effects on marine organisms, marine organisms general principles of classification, morphology, anatomy, biology, ecology, ethology, taxonomy, phylogenetic affinities and economic importance of divisions in the Realms of life (solitary, Ancient, Primarily, Fungi, Plants, Animals). The course is accompanied by a number (10) Laboratory exercises during the training semester in Biology Laboratory. The Laboratory exercises include: determinations and identification and external morphology and anatomy of representative species of the main taxonomic groups (eg Primarily, Macroalgae and Angiosperms, Molluscs, Crustaceans, Echinoderms, Fish) of marine organisms with the help of educational textbooks, comparative biological material and the appropriate Scientific Laboratory equipment (eg anatomy Instruments, Stereoscopes, microscopes). Finally , the course is complemented by row ( 2 ) Outdoor Laboratory exercises in different types of marine ecosystems in which is observed and / or collection ( with snorkeling or scuba diving) and identify different antprosopeftikon species of marine flora and fauna in these ecosystems using Driver Recognition flora and fauna .






Instructors: Drosos Koutsoumpas
Department: Department of Marine Sciences
Institution: Aegean University
Subject: Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Rights: CC - Attribution

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