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BTM2004Marine and Inland water Ecology2+1+0ECTS:4
Year / SemesterSpring Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
Status Compulsory
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of Delivery
Contact Hours14 weeks - 2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of practicals per week
LecturerProf. Dr. Abdulaziz GÜNEROĞLU
Co-LecturerProf.Dr.Muzaffer Feyzioğlu
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
The aim of the course:
The course aims to provide the students with a general knowledge on interaction between the organism and environmental condition, biological oceanographic process in the marine environment.
Learning OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
LO - 1 : comment on affect of physical parameter on organisms.8,91,4
LO - 2 : understand the factor affected the primary production in the ocean.8,91
LO - 3 : learn the function of the organisms which living in the benthic and pelagic environment.8,91
LO - 4 : have skill in the field studies on board.8,91,4
LO - 5 : make a decision to managing the organisms according to living habitats.8,91
CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

Contents of the Course
Introduction to biological oceanography, basic environmental factors in marine environment, palagic and bentic ecosystems, phytoplanktonic group in the sea, Primary productivity and basic photosynthetic process. Zooplanktonic organisms mero and holoplankton in the sea. Zooplankton phytoplankton relation in pelagic system. Temporal and spatial changes in productivity in the world ocean. Human impact on marine environment
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1Introduction to biological oceanography, terrastial versus marine habitat, Basic eclogical terms
 Week 2Abiotic environment, solar radiation, light and ecological zones, effect of the light on living organisms.
 Week 3Temperature, surface and vertical distribution of temperature, effect of the temperature on living organisms. Salinity, surface and vertical distribution of salinity, effect of the salinity on living organisms.
 Week 4The distribution of the density, hydrostatic pressure in marine environments and the their effects on living organisms.
 Week 5Practice on ship (CYD. navigation, water sampling, sampling equipments used for plankton and bentic organisms and practice on their use).
 Week 6Material cycle, nutients, nitrojen, phosphate and silicon and carbon cycle.
 Week 7Nutrients and fitoplankton population growth, measuring of growth, physical control of primary production
 Week 8Mid-term exam
 Week 9Phytoplanktonic groups
 Week 10Zooplanktonic groups, holoplankton, meroplankton and ichtyoplankton.
 Week 11Vertical distribution and vertical migration of zooplankton in oceans and marine environment
 Week 12Zoogeography of the holoplankton, pachness, community structure of zoolankon long tern changeas in zooplankton community. Food web, food chain and secondary production.
 Week 13Microbial loop, Fisheries oceanography,
 Week 14practical exam, fisheries and oceanography
 Week 15Human impacts on marine biota
 Week 16End-of-term exam
Textbook / Material
1Feyzioglu A.M. Basılmamış ders notları
Recommended Reading
1Lalli, C.M., and Parsons, T., 2004. Biological Oceanography an Introduction, Elcevier, China, 314 p.
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 8 30
Laboratory exam 12 20
End-of-term exam 16 50
Student Work Load and its Distribution
Type of workDuration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term
Yüz yüze eğitim 3 14 42
Sınıf dışı çalışma 4 13 52
Laboratuar çalışması 1 13 13
Arasınav için hazırlık 3 8 24
Arasınav 2 1 2
Dönem sonu sınavı için hazırlık 3 5 15
Dönem sonu sınavı 2 1 2
Total work load150