Biology Online Module Handbook

BL4262 Environmental Drivers of Marine Habitats

(BL4262 online module handbook version 28)

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This module aims to give a broad overview of the different environmental drivers of marine ecosystems. Shorter term processes in the ocean and atmosphere as well climate define marine habitats and a series of lectures will be provided to assure that students have the broad background required to tackle primary literature in this field and can apply their knowledge within different fields of marine science. Students will present on particular focus areas within each lecture topic, based upon reading primary literature.*

Credits: 15*

Semester: 1

Module Organiser
Dr Lars Boehme
lb284@st-andrews.ac.uk
01334 462677
Pre-requisite Modules:
PERMISSION OF BIOLOGY HONOURS ADVISER REQUIRED. PERMISSION OF BIOLOGY HONOURS ADVISER REQUIRED*
Anti-requisite Modules:
None*
Post-requisite Modules:
*
Additional Module Information:
Please check MMS regularly for additional module information


Biology Teaching Office:
Room 1.17, Biomolecular Sciences Building, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9ST

Email: bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk      Tel: 01334  463602

BL4262: Timetable

Legend (not all modules have every event type):
lecture
tutorial
workshop
practical
other

Semester 1: Week 1

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
18-09-2017
11:00 to 13:00
Mathematical Institute
Tutorial Room 1 C
Dr Lars Boehme

Lecture L1: Introduction
2017-8_BL4262_L1
Thursday
21-09-2017
14:00 to 16:00
The Gateway
Seminar Room 3
Dr Lars Boehme

Lecture L2: Properties and Heat
2017-8_BL4262_L2

Semester 1: Week 2

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
25-09-2017
11:00 to 13:00
Mathematical Institute
Tutorial Room 1 C
Dr Lars Boehme

Lecture L3: Motion
2017-8_BL4262_L3
Thursday
28-09-2017
14:00 to 16:00
Mathematical Institute
Seminar Room 3
Dr Lars Boehme

Lecture L4: Tides and Waves
2017-8_BL4262_L4

Semester 1: Week 3

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
02-10-2017
11:00 to 13:00
Mathematical Institute
Tutorial Room 1 C
Dr Lars Boehme

Lecture L5: Regional Oceanography
2017-8_BL4262_L5
Thursday
05-10-2017
14:00 to 16:00
The Gateway
Seminar Room 3
Prof Patrick Miller

Lecture L6: Primary Production
2017-8_BL4262_L6

Semester 1: Week 4

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
09-10-2017
11:00 to 13:00
Mathematical Institute
Tutorial Room 1 C
Dr Lars Boehme

Lecture L7: Models and Climate Change
2017-8_BL4262_L7
Thursday
12-10-2017
14:00 to 16:00
The Gateway
Seminar Room 3
Dr Lars Boehme

Lecture L8: Impact on Marine Ecology
2017-8_BL4262_L8

Semester 1: Week 5

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
16-10-2017
11:00 to 13:00
Mathematical Institute
Tutorial Room 1 C
Dr Lars Boehme
Dr Ildiko Somorjai
Other O1: Student Presentations
2017-8_BL4262_O1
Thursday
19-10-2017
14:00 to 16:00
The Gateway
Seminar Room 3
Dr Lars Boehme
Dr Ildiko Somorjai
Other O2: Student Presentations
2017-8_BL4262_O2
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

BL4262: Reading List

Click for BL4262 reading list

BL4262: Assessment

2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%*

Assessment:
Presentation 1
Due by:
31/10/2017 23:59
Feedback due by:
07/11/2017 23:59
Type:
Single Upload
Weight:
1%

(MMS assessment data cached: 17 November 2017 23:20:14.)


The following related information applies to all Biology modules:

School of Biology Marking Criteria: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
Late submission of continuous assessment work:

All late submissions of coursework that do not require electronic submission should be made via the late submissions box in the Biomolecular Science Building (beside the Teaching Office)
Exam details: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
Exam timetable: see http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/students/academic/examinations/examtimetablescurrent/
Expected attendance: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook for detailed attendance requirements.
Good Academic Practice & Avoiding Academic Misconduct: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
University Student Handbook: University Student Handbook
School and University regulations in the School and University Undergraduate Handbook relating to absence reporting, penalties and rules for late submission of work, extensions for coursework, return of coursework, S-coding, good academic practice and Academic Alerts.: School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook University Student Handbook
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

Who to ask

(Information in this section applies to all Biology Modules)

Questions about different aspects of the module should be directed to different people:

Questions about Contact
General teaching matters Biology Teaching Office ( bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk )
Rescheduled or cancelled events Check your University email
Lecture or practical content The lecturer who presented the material
Completing assessed practical assignments The lecturer who set the assignment
Completing assessments Module Organiser (Dr Lars Boehme lb284@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on continuous assessment The Demonstrator or Module Organiser (Dr Lars Boehme lb284@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on exams Module Organiser (Dr Lars Boehme lb284@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Rearranging practical days Grant Brown
Absence and/or extensions Module Organiser (Dr Lars Boehme lb284@st-andrews.ac.uk) and the Biology Teaching Office ( bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk )

Difficulties with academic progress which impact more than one module:

Year Coordinator

See School of Biology Undergraduate student handbook for list: http://biology.st-andrews.ac.uk/documents/UndergraduateHandbook.pdf

Overall performance, progress or future directions:

Advisor of Studies

Disability:

Disability Coordinator (Dr Jacqueline Nairn jn37@st-andrews.ac.uk)

Biology Teaching Office:

Room 1.17, Biomolecular Sciences Building, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9ST

Email: bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk

Tel: 01334 463602

BL4262: Contributing Staff

Dr Lars Boehme

Dr Lars Boehme
(Module Organiser)

MASTS LecturerLB284@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Lars BoehmeDr Lars Boehme
(Module Organiser)
MASTS LecturerLB284@st-andrews.ac.uk
Prof Patrick MillerProf Patrick MillerProfessorpm29@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Ildiko  SomorjaiDr Ildiko SomorjaiMASTS Lecturerimls@st-andrews.ac.uk
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

BL4262: Learning Outcomes

Students completing module BL4262 successfully should be able to:

  • This module aims to provide a focused introduction to different environmental drivers of marine ecosystems, integrating and synthesizing some material presented in JH modules, esp in Aquatic Ecology.
  • While there will be some lecture material, we will expect you to actively take part in an exploration of the literature and present what you find to the class.
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

BL4262: Acquired Skills

Practical Skills

    Transferable Skills

    • Group discussion - participating
    • Short individual presentation on given topic (up to 15 min)
    • Critically evaluating sources/information
    • Finding information on the web
    • Finding literature
    • Referencing
    • Sourcing figures/tables
    • Calculations/equations
    • Other mathematical models
    • Powers of ten
    • Scaling
    • SI units
    Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
    Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
    * University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
    School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
    University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

    Policies

    (Information in this section applies to all Biology Modules)