Study programme 2018-2019Français
Marine Ecology
Programme component of Bachelor's Degree in Biology à la Faculty of Science
CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
US-B3-SCBIOL-008-MCompulsory UEGROSJEAN PhilippeS807 - Ecologie numérique des milieux aquatiques
  • GROSJEAN Philippe

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français15080022.002nd term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
S-BIOG-068Marine Ecology150800Q2100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire, understand and use knowledge in the fields of biology and other fields
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the general principles of life to understand questions and solve situations related to biology
    • Integrate knowledge from other fields of knowledge with biology (earth science, physics, chemistry, mathematics), in a critical way, to foster an interdisciplinary approach
  • Solve issues relevant to biology
    • Make accurate observations in the context of activities in the field and in the laboratory
  • Apply a scientific approach and critical thinking
    • Work with efficiency / accuracy / precision
    • Develop critical thinking, test and monitor conclusions understanding the domain of validity, and explore alternative hypotheses
  • Develop autonomy, set training objectives and make choices to achieve them
    • Organise time and work, individually and in groups

Learning Outcomes of UE

To provide deeper knowledge in the field of ecology, by studying various marine ecosystems. Hydrosphere, oceanic zones and name for the different water masses. Pelagic ecosystem, Benthic ecosystems (including abyssal, neritic, mangroves and coral reefs).

Content of UE

Ecosystem; Biocenose; Trophic chain; Phytoplankton; Primary producers; Zooplankton; Consumer; Top-down, Bottom-up, Wasp-waist models; Vertical migration; Patchy distribution; Upwelling and frontal zones; Intertidal zone; Zonation; Macrophytes; Caulerpa; Seagrass beds; Mangrove; Sand beds; Reef; Hermatypic corals; Holobiont; Pelagic fishes; Reef fishes; Lottery model; Deep-sea fauna.

Prior Experience

Bases in general ecology, chemistry and physics.

Type of Assessment for UE in Q2

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Oral Examination

Q2 UE Assessment Comments

Evaluated presentation about the trip to Nausicaa. Two questions on the course to be prepared in 20min and to expose, then, discussion around the exposed subjects.

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Oral examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

Two questions on the course to be prepared in 20min and to expose, then, discsussion around the exposed subjects.

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Conférences
  • Préparations, travaux, recherches d'information

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Face to face

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
S-BIOG-068Not applicable

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
S-BIOG-068Not applicable

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
S-BIOG-068Ford, T.E., 1993. Aquatic microbiology. An ecological approach. Blackwell Scientific, Boston. 518pp. Frontier, S. & D. Pichot-Viale, 1993. Ecosystèmes. Structure, fonctionnement, évolution (2ème ed.). Masson, Paris. 447pp. Glémarec, M., 2007. Qu'est-ce que la biologie marine. De la biologie marine à l'océanographie biologique. Vuibert, Adapt-Snes, Paris, 187pp. Valiela, I., 1995. Marine ecological processes (2nd ed.). Springer, New York. 686pp.

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 02/05/2019
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