Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
402002062006MARINE BIOLOGYCompulsory234
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is to get the students acquainted with the biologies and ecologies of the seas and oceans and also with the marine organisms and their economic importance
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr.Atakan Sukatar, Yrd. Doç. Dr. Ahmet Mermer, Prof. Dr. Hasan Kalyoncu, Yrd. Doç. Dr. İnci Tüney Kızılkaya
Learning Outcomes
1Learn to concepst of sea and ocean
2Understanding properties of seas which classified to various characteristics
3To establish the link between physical and chemical properties of sea water
4To associate with marine organisms, abiotic and biotic factors
5To adapt to contemporary life with seas aspect of biological and ecological features
6To ensure the interface the query between pelagical and bentical organisms in sea
7To investigate the data base related marine biology and transfer the obtaining information orally or writing
8To ensure the establishment of the connection between sea, ocean, and environmental conditions
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
• The history, description of the marine biology. • General and geo-morphological properties of the oceans and their classification based on the ecological factors. • Physical and chemical properties of seawater. • Descriptions of the abiotic and biotic factors and their interactions • Living communities of the pelagic and the benthic region. • Systematic of the marine organisms, with some of their biological properties. • Ocean-human interactions.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Geological time scaleGeological time scale
2Introduction to marine biology
3The origin and composition of ocean water The definition of ocean and sea Geomorphological features of the ocean and the Sea
4Nature of the water cycle - Physical and Chemical Properties of water Chemical Properties of Sea Water Salinity - Oxygen - Cabondiocyte - nitrogen - hydrogen - methane pH at sea - Nutritional Elements - Organic Ingredients.
5Physical properties of sea water Light-Temperature - Pressure - Density - Viscosity Movement of water - Currents - turbulence and waves - ebb and tide Movement Living area of the Sea - Fauna and Flora
6Marine ecology Part of the marine eco-environment of the Pelagic Zone - Benthic Zone Ecological Classification of marine living Pelagos-Plankton - Nekton - Nöston. BENTHOS Ecological Effects of Biological Factors Abiotic factors - light - temperature - Salinity. Ekolojik Faktörlerin Canlılar Üzerine Etkileri ABİYOTİK FAKTÖLER – Işık – Sıcaklık – Tuzluluk
7Abiotic factors-pressure - density-viscosity Acoustical properties of sea water water movement - oxygen - cabondiocyte - hydrogen - pH properties feeder and radioactive Elements - turbidity - substratum.
8Midterm exam
9Documentary representation
10Biotic factors - Food - competition - predation - SYMBIYOSIS - parasitism - commensalism-mutualism - amensalizm bioluminescence – niyoaqustic. Marine ecosystem production, energy flow and matter cycle
11Pelagic area living commmunities
12Bentic area living commmunities Benthic organisms and zonations coastal region - the rocky beaches - sandy beaches - muddy coasts
13Bentic area living commmunities Continental shelf - hard substratum and moving substratum, Biocoenos, sea grass
14Deep Sea Zone Definition and types of pollution - Pollusyon and Public Health, Fouling Incident - Boring Event
15Reporting presentations and homeworks
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
DERS KİTABI: Geldiay, R., Kocataş, A., “Deniz Biyolojisine Giriş (Introduction of the Marine Biology)”, Ege Üniversitesi, Fen Fakültesi Kitaplar Serisi, No: 31, Bornova-Izmir, 1998. YARDIMCI KİTAPLAR: Waller, G., “Sealife: A Complete Guide to the Marine Environment”, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D. C., USA, 1996. Budak, A., Göçmen, B., Mermer, A., Kaya, U. “Omurgalılar Sistematiği (Vertebrate Systematics)”, Ege Üniversitesi, Fen Fakültesi Kitaplar Serisi, No: 181, Bornova-Izmir, 2008. Atatür, M. K., Budak, A., Göçmen, B., “Omurgasızlar Biyolojisi”, Ege Üniversitesi, Fen Fakültesi Kitaplar Serisi, No: 187, Bornova-Izmir, (2009).
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Report Preparation11414
Report Presentation111
Criticising Paper7214
Self Study10220
Individual Study for Mid term Examination166
Individual Study for Final Examination199
Reading13226
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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