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Course overview The seas and oceans represent the largest part of the biosphere, yet there is still much to discover about the biology of marine organisms and of marine environments . The biology of marine animals , plants and ecosystems are all very different from those of their more familiar terrestrial counterparts. Rather than being 'low' at the poles and 'high' in the tropics, marine diversity is focused around localised 'hot-spots' of temperate (including UK ) rocky shores, tropical coral reefs, nutrient-rich cold currents, ancient cold ocean basins and deep sea volcanic vents. Our understanding of Animal Behaviour has also flourished over recent decades and yet the discipline still presents many challenges and is set to provide some of the major scientific breakthroughs of the 21st Century. There has never been a more exciting and important time to be a student of Marine Biology and Animal Behaviour . The Animal Behaviour programme covers the study of behaviour across the range of laboratory, companion, farm, wild terrestrial and marine animals while the Marine Biology pathway provides a complementary ' marine dimension '. Specialist Marine Biology and Animal Behaviour modules offered in each year of study including a final-year pathway dedicated ' Behaviour of Marine Animals ' module. Module guide Year one core modules Biomeasurement Core Biology Introduction to Marine Biology Animal Behaviour in Context Introduction to Animal Behaviour & Welfare Year two core modules Preparation for Research Biological Oceanography Practical Biology Concepts in Animal Behaviour Applied Ethology and Animal Welfare Year three core modules Undergraduate Project Coastal Marine Biology Practical Marine Biology Advanced Topics in Behavioural Ecology Behavioural Ecology Behaviour of Marine Animals Year one optional modules Animal Form & Function Animal Husbandry British Wildlife & Conservation Comparative Mammalian Physiology Ecology Year two optional modules Animal Ecophysiology Animal Health & Nutrition BioGIS Biological Bases of Behaviour Communities & Ecosystems Invertebrate Biology Parasitology Photography & Broadcasting in Natural History Practical Biodiversity Tropical Ecology & Management Vertebrate Biology Year three optional modules Advanced Approaches in Animal Management Biogeography Domestication and the Behaviour of Captive Animals Mammalogy Population Ecology & Wildlife Management Assessment This course uses a wide range of methods of assessment including essays, practical reports, computer-based assessments, presentations, debates, steeplechase tests, reviews of scientific papers and examinations.

Course overview The seas and oceans represent the largest part of the biosphere, yet there is still much to discover about the biology of marine organisms and of marine environments . The biology of marine animals , plants and ecosystems are all very different from those of their more familiar terrestrial counterparts. Rather than being 'low' at the poles and 'high' in the tropics, marine...

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