MASC 441: Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology


Definition of pollution; pollution in the marine environment; sources and nature (oil, chemical, nutrient, biological, radioactive, thermal, marine debris) of marine pollution; traditional and emerging pollutants; fate of pollutants in the marine environment - transport, environmental degradation, bio-uptake, biotransformation and biodegradation; ecotoxicological effects of pollutants on individuals, populations, communities and ecosystems; marine pollution assessment - chemical and geochemical assessments, ecotoxicological risk characterization and ecotoxicity tests, biomarkers and bioindicators; regulation, control and monitoring of marine pollution; management of polluted sediments - remediation techniques.