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Μarine BiologyΜarine Biology
Lectures, educational films, practical training in the field, reports and discussion during lectures and exercises.
Subject and history of Marine Biology. Methods of marine research. Characteristics of the marine ecosystem and comparison with the terrestrial ecosystem. Marine organisms (plants, invertebrates, fishes, reptiles, birds, mammals). Rocky shore and soft-bottom intertidal communities. Estuarine ecosystem. Sublittoral communities. Major tropical ecosystems (coral reefs, mangrove forests). Life in the epipelagic zone. Life in great depths (mesopelagic, bathypelagic zone, benthos in the deep sea, deep-sea hot springs). Evolution of life in the sea. Resources from the sea. Human impact on the marine environment (pollution, conservation). Characteristics of the Mediterranean ecosystem.
(optional) 1. Educational films, 2. Presentation of reports and discussion
1. Intertidal soft-substratum communities, 2. Intertidal hard-substratum communities 3. Communities of sea grasses, 4. Communities associated with sponges, 5. Communities of the soft photophilic algae, 6. Mussel beds communities, 7. Sublittoral soft-substratum communities, 8. Marine pollution, 9. Estuarine ecosystems. 10. Sampling marine organisms, fishing gears of coastal and dynamic fisheries, 12. Fisheries resources.
It is given at each lecture.
It is given at each lecture.
Attending lectures, watching educational films, training in the field, report preparation.
Written exams assessing knowledge and critical thinking, evaluation of reports, general assessment of the students’ knowledge and interest during the teaching activities.
Environmental Education And Public Awareness
By discourse based on optical and sound material and laboratory exercises in which project methods are applied
1. Historic evolution of Environmental Education (E.E), 2.Principles and Objectives in EE, 3.Different approaches of the concepts “Environment” and “Education”, 4. Knowledge, Values, Views, Attitudes and Behaviour, 5. Design, Application and Assessment of EE programs, 6. Assessment – criteria, 7. Educational Methodology and use of Projects, 8. Special programs towards the public awareness and elements of Social Ecology.
1.Educational Methods in E.E. and their application. 2. Special projects for the understanding from pupils/students of environmental concepts 3.Presentation and assessment of existing environmental educational material 4. Design and production of educational material.
Guidelines are given at each lecture.
Attending lectures, watching educational films, preparation of projects.
Project presentation, written essays assessing knowledge and critical thinking, general assessment of the students’ knowledge, participation and interest during the teaching activities and/or contact hours.
Knowledge of the fundamental structure and function of rivers and lakes focusing on the hydromorphological, chemical and biological elements required by the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) for the evaluation and monitoring of the ecological status of freshwaters.
ODL package, laboratory and field work.
1. Physical characteristics (light, temperature, water movement, etc.)
2. Chemical characteristics (O2, CO2, ions + pH, nutrients + sulphur + conductivity, TDS, TSS, salinity)
3. Organisms and sampling methods (benthos + plankton + nekton + macrophytes)
4. Food webs - Productivity
5. Pollution and studies of special cases
6. Management Legislation - Restoration
1. Determination of nutrients (D. Bobori), 2. Phytoplankton (Μ. Moustaka), 3. Zooplankton (Ε. Michaloudi), 4. Macroinvertebrates (Μ. Lazaridou, Ε. Michaloudi, PhD and Master students), 5. Biological Indices (Μ. Lazaridou), 6. Statistical analyses (Μ. Lazaridou), 7. Written assignments concerning the ecological status of river and lake ecosystems (Μ. Lazaridou, Μ. Moustaka, D. Bobori, Ε. Michaloudi).
Sampling for benthic macroinvertebrates, and fish in river ecosystems, recording of hydromorphological, physical and chemical characteristics – pressure assessment (Μ. Lazaridou, D. Bobori, PhD and Master students).
The taught material can be found on-line, as part of the Educational Package BLACKBOARD at https://blackboard.lib.auth.gr. Select "English (US)" from the right side of the screen and then "Course Catalog". At the next screen select "Preview" from the right side. In the "Search for Course:" field give "water quality". The course "Water quality of running water (05U005)" should appear as the only result. Click on it to get the taught material. From the menu on the right, choose "Course Documents" and then the Course reader.
References are given in each chapter
Performing specific assignments, practising technical or laboratory skills, writing papers, reading books and papers.
Written examination, oral presentation, test, writing essays, report on fieldwork, continuous self-assessment.
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