15h Th, 30h Pr
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
After a short review of basic "general" microbiology, I describe, according to the most recent data, the biodiversity of marine microorganisms and the methods used to access information about marine bacteria (techniques, marine environment specificity, biomass, internal and external control of bacteria metabolism, metabolic potentials, N, C, P and S cycles ...). The course also reviews some very special microbiocenoses mainly focussed on symbiosis (hydrothermal vents microbiocenoses and bacterial symbiosis in coral reefs).
Learning outcomes of the learning unit
To give an integrated scheme of bacterial impact in the ocean functioning
Prerequisite knowledge and skills
Bases of microbiology are quickly reviewed at the begin of the course.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Biomass estimations by several approaches, metabolic activities characterization, use of specific simulation softwares.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)
5 times 3 hours (theory), 5 days practicals
Recommended or required readings
French written syllabus.
Reference book : "Microbial Ecology of the oceans", D.L. Kirchman, Ed. Wiley-Liss Inc.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam with notes (2 questions).
Mathieu Poulicek - Tél 04 366 50 67 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org