Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
1001004182014BIOLOGIC OSEANOGRAPHIC PROCESSESElective483
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To explain biological processes in the seas, including the pelagic and benthic communities.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç.Dr. Meltem Boyacıoğlu
Learning Outcomes
1To explain the distributions of plankton and nutrients in the seas.
2To explain the chemical composition
3To explain The Primary Formation of Particulate Materials
4To explain autotrophic and heterotrophic processes
5To explain plankton feeding and production
6To explain biological life cycles in the seas
7To explain benthic communities
8To explain relationship between oceanography and fisheries
9To explain the problems related to some pollutants in biological oceanography
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Factors affecting distributions of plankton and nutrients
2Chemical composition, sea water, Phytoplankton, zooplankton, particulate and dissolved organic materials
3The Primary Formation of Particulate Materials
4Heterotrophic Processes
5Plankton Feeding and Production
6Biological cyclesplankton life cycles
7Benthic communities
8Mid-term exam
9Some practical problems in biological oceanography
10Oceanography and fisheries, some aspect fisheries management
11Some general cosideretions regarding marine pollution
12Experimental approaches to the ekological effects of pollutants, a summary of specific examples of marine pollutions
13Monitoring programs
14The metabolic response of organisms to pollutants
15Presentation term work
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
-Biological Oceanographic Processes .(Third. Editon.Timothy R. Parsons. Masayuki Takahashi and Barry Hargrave). -Oseanoloji Book.(Ahmet Kocataş)
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Laboratory14114
Project Preparation11010
Project Presentation122
Self Study3412
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)93
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