Studijski program

Aquatic ecosystems and biodiversity (146061)

ECTS bodovi 3.00
Sati nastave 30
Predavanja 22
Laboratorijske vježbe 4
Seminar 2
Terenske vježbe 2
Izvođač predavanja
prof. dr. sc. Tomislav Treer, professor emeritus
izv. prof. dr. sc. Tea Tomljanović
Izvođač vježbi
prof. dr. sc. Tomislav Treer, professor emeritus
prof. dr. sc. Marina Piria
izv. prof. dr. sc. Tea Tomljanović
doc. dr. sc. Daniel Matulić
Izvođač seminara
prof. dr. sc. Tomislav Treer, professor emeritus
Ocjenjivanje
Dovoljan (2) 60-69 %
Dobar (3) 70-79 %
Vrlo dobar (4) 80-89 %
Izvrstan (5) 90-100 %

Nositelj predmeta

prof. dr. sc. Marina Piria
prof. dr. sc. Marina Piria

Opis predmeta

Geologic and climatic changes. Changes of freshwater and marine habitats. Basic characteristics of different aquatic ecosystems. Habitats in marine and fresh waters and their influence on the biodiversity. The significance of biodiversity and its preservation. Reasons for endangering of biodiversity and ways of its protection. Speciation. Molecular biology evolution of aquatic organisms. Overview of all plant and animal phyla, with special emphasis on important marine and fresh water taxons. Fish biology and ecology. Sampling of aquatic organisms and their in situ study. Laboratory analysis of aquatic organisms. Use of the key for aquatic species determination. Section of fish. Student seminar.

Vrsta predmeta

Opće kompetencije

Students acquire knowledge on the biological and ecological diversity of marine and inland waters, on the ways of their endangerment and on the conservation measures.

Oblici nastave

  • Field work
    Sampling of aquatic organisms and water
  • Laboratory practice/exercises
    Analyses of sampled material
  • Lectures
  • Seminars
    Independent student group sampling, laboratory analysing, literature searching, writing and presenting specified case study

Ishodi učenja i način provjere

Ishod učenja Način provjere
Basic general knowledge in field Oral exam
Capability of knowledge implementation in practice Exercises
Capability of analysis and synthesis Oral exam
Research competencies Exercises
Learning capabilities Oral exam
Working capability in interdisciplinary teams Seminar
Interpersonal competencies Seminar
Oral and written communication in English Seminar

Način rada

Obaveze nastavnika

Regular maintenance of all forms of teaching. The time for consultations out of lectures.

Obaveze studenta

Regular attending at classes and performing assigned tasks.

Polaganje ispita

Elementi praćenja Maksimalno bodova ili udio u ocjeni Bodovna skala ocjena Ocjena Broj sati izravne nastave Ukupni broj sati rada prosječnog studenta ECTS bodovi
1st exam oral 16 % 0.5
2nd exam oral 16 % 0.5
3rd exam oral 16 % 0.5
4th exam oral 16 % 0.5
5th exam oral 16 % 0.5
Final exam Seminar written and oral 20 % 0.5
Total 100 % 3
Elementi praćenja Opis Rok Nadoknada
Oral exams In parts, according to the given paragraphs Deadlines determined at the beginning of the semester Deadlines determined at the beginning of the semester
Final oral exam Public presentations of seminars with answering at questions Deadlines determined at the beginning of the semester Deadlines determined at the beginning of the semester

Tjedni plan nastave

  1. Habitat changes. Aquatic ecosystems L - Geologic and climatic changes; Changes of freshwater and marine habitats. Basic characteristics of different aquatic ecosystems.
  2. Aquatic ecosystems L - Basic characteristics of different aquatic ecosystems.
  3. Aquatic ecosystems. Habitat – biodiversity relationship. L - Basic characteristics of different aquatic ecosystems. Habitats in marine and fresh waters and their influence on the biodiversity; Reasons for endangering of biodiversity and ways of its protection; Speciation. Energy and productivity.
  4. Molecular biology evolution. Molecular biology investigations L - Molecular biology evolution of aquatic organisms. Molecular biology investigation of aquatic organisms.
  5. Aquatic plants and lower organisms L - Overview of important taxons of plants and lower organisms.
  6. Freshwater invertebrates L - Overview of freshwater invertebrate animal phyla, with special emphasis on important freshwater taxons.
  7. Freshwater invertebrates. Marine invertebrates. L - Overview of freshwater invertebrate animal phyla, with special emphasis on important freshwater taxons. Overview of marine ivertebrates, with special emphasis on important marine taxons.
  8. Marine invertebrates L - Overview of marine ivertebrates, with special emphasis on important marine taxons.
  9. Aquatic vertebrates L - Overview of aquatic vertebrates, with special emphasis on important marine and freshwater taxons.
  10. Fish biology and ecology L - Basics of fish biology and ecology
  11. Bases searching and communication Pe-L - Searching for scientific literature by internet and scientific bases. Presentation of seminars by internet.
  12. Seminar S - Equipment and methods for sampling of water organisms.
  13. Field Work F - Sampling of plankton, benthos and fish.
  14. Laboratory Practice I Lab - Plankton and benthos analyses.
  15. Laboratory Practice II Lab - Fish analyses.

Obvezna literatura

  1. Sumich J. L. (1992): An Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life. WCB, Wm. C. Brown Publishers, Dubuque
  2. Needham J. G., Paul R. (1988): A Guide to the Study of Fresh-Water Biology. McGraw-Hill, Boston
  3. Moyle P. B., Cech J. J. (2004): Fishes: an introduction to ichthyology. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River
  4. Sparre, P., Venema S. C. (1992): Introduction to tropical fish stock assessment. Part 1-Manual. FAO, Fish Tech. Pap., 306/1, 110 pp

Preporučena literatura

  1. Riedl R. (1963): Fauna und Flora der Adria. Verlag Paul Parey, Hamburg und Berlin
  2. Kottelat, M, Freyhof J. (2007): Handbook of European Freshwater Fishes. Kottelat, Cornol, Switzerland and Freyhof, Berlin, Germany
  3. Stiassny M. L. J., Parenti L. R., Johnson G. D. (eds), (1996): Interrilationships of Fishes. Academic Press, San Diego

Sličan predmet na srodnim sveučilištima

  • Applied Hydrobiology, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic
  • Biologija mora. Sveučilište u Dubrovniku
  • Ecology and Biodiversity, Marine and Freshwater Biology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia