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MASC 611 BIOLOGICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

The course will cover broad areas concerning biological processes in the ocean and how organisms interact with each other as well as the physical marine environment. Aspects to be treated include Scope of Biological Oceanography; Phytoplankton and zooplankton...

MASC 441: Global Climate Change and the Marine and Coastal Environment

Global warming – definition and terminologies. History and trends. Driving forces. Greenhouse gas effect. Major causes, impacts, threats, and opportunities for the marine and coastal environment. Sea level rise and its implications on coastal...

MASC 439: Marine Geochemistry

Thermodynamic and kinetic approaches to the description of processes which control chemical distributions in the ocean. Basic chemical equations and their ability to explain and predict oceanic observations. Topics include metal chemistry, reactive transient...

MASC 437: Introductory Coastal Engineering

The coastal environment, history of coastal settlements, coastal zone management and coastal defence principles. Coastal morphology. Coastal system behavior, factors influencing coastal systems. Wave theory, surf zone process. Tidal theory, coastal water...

MASC 435: Waterbird Ecology and Conservation

Taxonomy and diversity of waterbirds; Vulnerability of waterbirds to climate variations; Interactions between climate change stressors; Adaptive capacity of waterbirds; Foraging ecology and trophic mechanisms; Disturbances of waterbirds (sea level rise and...

MASC 433: Application of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System in Marine Science

Overview of Remote sensing (RS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Hardware and software requirements. Monitoring the environment. Application of RS and GIS in oceanography and fisheries – e.g. global climatology, productivity, bathymetry, water...

MASC 431: Marine Turtle Ecology and Conservation

Turtle Population Ecology, Taxonomy and Foraging ecology. Behaviour - Orientation, Navigation, Natal Beach Homing, Sea Turtle Locomotion - Mechanics, Energetics, Habitat Utilization, Migration and Habitat Use. Life History Patterns. Physiological and diving...

MASC 429: Marine Natural Products and Biotechnology

Introduction and scope of marine natural products and biotechnology application. Marine resources (biological and chemical diversity), history of marine natural products, marine natural product classes. Chemical ecology of marine invertebrates. Classification...

MASC 428: Oceanography Practical IV

Practical covering all core courses in Second Semester.

MASC 427: Oceanography Practical III

Practical covering all core courses in First Semester.

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