Boat surveys done!

Compulsory for the students of the Marine Ecosystem Management course is a module on Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning. To evaluate biodiversity and ecosystem functioning you need data, so the students have to go out and collect some data that they can analyse. This year we had 3 trips on a small boat out of St Andrews harbour to collect data describing the physical and biological environment. Here are some photos from this year’s surveys.

Antonia (middle) working on the plankton net while the others enjoy a fine day on the water.
Jay, Sonja and Rachael (left to right) taking meteorological measurements.
Rachael and Sonja looking for birds.

 

Charlie and Antonia at the end of a successful day out in the boat.

 

written by Lars Boehme