Courses / Modules / SOES6052 Tropical Marine Biology Field Course

Tropical Marine Biology Field Course

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Joerg Wiedenmann
Academic year

Module overview

During this fieldcourse you will conduct snorkeling surveys of coral reef and soft bottom habitats by boat and from the beach. You will map marine underwater habitats in one of the world’s most iconic biodiversity hotspots. You will evaluate the influence of water quality on this diversity along gradients of human impact and understand the importance of the wider reef catchment area including mangrove and rainforest habitats.

Students taking this module need to be Marine Biology MSci, Biology and Marine Biology MSci or Marine Biology with Oceanography MSci students who have successfully completed their third year.