Core Module Information
Module title: Advances in Aquatic Science

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ENV10104
Module leader: Linda Gilpin
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Animal and Plant Science
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Nutrient and phytoplankton dynamics in relation to eutrophication, species and ecosystem shifts, harmful algal blooms, trophic interactions and fisheries. Climate change as related to phenology, species biology ranging from phytoplankton to marine mammals, and disruption to aquatic ecosystem functioning. Acidification as a decreasing problem in freshwaters and possibly an increasing threat in the ocean.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Give an oral presentation to defend a position using scientific literature to support your argument.
LO2: Anticipate the impacts of a proposed scenario on the functioning of a given aquatic ecosystem
LO3: Provide a critical assessment of the impacts of a named pollution/disturbance on aquatic systems

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment

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