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Marine Biology

Code: 74648
ECTS: 6.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Tatjana Bakran-Petricioli
Lecturers: dr. sc. Maja Novosel - Seminar
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The lecturer is not able to offer courses in English at this time.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Seminar 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
1. Recognise main characteristics of life in the sea.
2. Recognise connection between processes which take place in marine organisms and between them and the particularities of marine environment.
3. Define different aspects of research in marine biology.
4. Plan own research.
5. Define endangerment of the life in the sea and justify need for its protection.
6. Explain the need for intra- and interdisciplinary collaboration in sea research.

Introducing main characteristics of life and processes in the sea to the students, as well as their global importance, threats and need for its protection. After successfully passing the exam students will be able to use the acquired knowledge to understand and research the biological processes which take place in the sea.
1. Particularities of the life in the sea and processes which take place in it.
2. Ecological and evolutionary principles in marine biology.
3. Comparison between terrestrial and marine ecosystems.
4. Adaptation of organisms to life in the sea.
5. Reproduction, distribution and migration of marine organisms.
6. Planktonic communities.
7. Nekton.
8. Benthic communities. Meiofauna.
9. Estuaries. Tropical communities.
10. Deep sea.
11. Symbiotic relationships.
12. Living world of the Adriatic Sea.
13. Biodiversity in the sea and its importance.
14. Human impact on the sea and use of its biological resources.
15. Marine protected areas.
Seminars are thematically connected to the lectures within the same week. Literature for the seminars consists of recent scientific, review and expert papers.
  1. Interna skripta i prezentacije s predavanja
  2. Bakran-Petricioli, T. (2007): Morska staništa - Priručnik za inventarizaciju i praćenje stanja (serija Biološka raznolikost Hrvatske; ISBN 978-953-7169-31-2). Državni zavod za zaštitu prirode, Zagreb, 56 str. + 102 str. priloga (http://www.dzzp.hr/publikacije/prirucnici/bioloska-raznolikost-hrvatske-prirucnici-za-inventarizaciju-i-pracenje-stanja-536.html)
  3. Bakran-Petricioli, T. (2011): Priručnik za određivanje morskih staništa u Hrvatskoj prema Direktivi o staništima EU (ISBN 978-953-7169-84-8). Državni zavod za zaštitu prirode, Zagreb, 184 str.
  4. Odabrani pregledni, znanstveni i stručni članci (posebno za seminare)
  5. Castro, P & Huber, ME (2005) Marine Biology, McGraw Hill, New York, SAD
  6. Levinton, JS (2001) Marine Biology (Function, Diversity, Ecology), Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
  7. Nybakken, JW & Bertness, MD (2005) Marine Biology: An Ecological Approach, Pearson-Benjamin Cummings Press, San Francisco, USA
3. semester
Izborni predmeti - Regular module - Zoology
Consultations schedule: