Marine Ecosystems as Environmental Indicators

Lecturers: Stefan Mulitza

Content:

This course introduces the main processes and systems from which the marine environment is formed, from estuaries to the deep sea and from the tropics to polar regions. Concepts and tools are introduced that can be used to reconstruct the marine environment from the geological record.



Skills:

The students will be able to (1) understand, select and apply the most useful tools for the reconstruction of specific marine environments, and to (2) identify potential pitfalls in the use of marine (paleo-) envitronmental indicators.

Assessment:

Modul exam (written) on selected topics out of all courses


Exam:

written exam

Literature:

Kaiser et al. (2005) Marine Ecology – Processes, Systems, Impacts, Oxford University Press. Further reading is provided during each individual lecture/exercise.

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