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Benthic Ecology

Code: 
BIOL-411
Semester: 
Winter Semester
Course type: 
Selection
Course units: 
3
ECTS units: 
4

Hours per week

Theory: 
3

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Professor

Description

Objectives of the course (preferably expressed in terms of learning outcomes and competences: Marine Biology

Course contents:   Knowledge of the diversity of functional groups of organisms inhabiting marine sediments. Knowledge and understanding of the key geochemical variables affecting the distribution of benthic organisms. Understanding of the interactions of benthic organisms with environmental variables. Understanding the potential for using benthic sampling in environmental monitoring. Ability to analyse benthic ecological data and detecting patterns, clusters and disturbance.

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The Department of Biology of the University of Crete was established in 1981 and is today an internationally recognized center for contemporary university education and research in the field of Biology.

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