Number of credits
|Master in oceanography (120 ECTS)||3 crédits|
Language(s) of instruction
Organisation and examination
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents
Behaviour of marine fishes, particularly of mediterranean wrasses, shows different adaptations, social structures, reproductive strategies in close relation with environment. For more than 40 years, our researchers studied them and their works allow better perception of diversity.
Learning outcomes of the learning unit
Illustrate key aspects of the adaptive behavior of marine fish, particularly through research undertaken at ULG. Encourage students to ask themselves the right questions and find the answers.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills
Basic scientific knowledge, level Bachelor in Biology (or similar).
Basic knowledge of French language.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)
4 lectures during first quadrimester, including theoretical presentation, presentation of our works, and discussion.
Recommended or required readings
Presentation summaries and bibliography. Diaporamas
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination. After the main lectures, every participant will receive a question that a biologist observing the marine environment could asked to himself. He was asked to think about an experimental program that would answer this question. Examination will be the presentation and discussion of this program.
Subsidiary questions : every student will be confrontatd to two randomly choosen pictures of fishes seen during the lectures. He will be asked if he knows the fish and about which behaviour we speak about.
The lectures schedule will be established in mid-September, depending on the possibilities of the students. Generally, it is set in the first semester.
C. Michel Tel : + 32 (0)4 366 5007 - Fax : + 32 (0)4 366 50 93 e-mail : Christian.Michel@uliege.be(Christian.Michel@ulg.ac.be)