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Concepts and Practices in Biological Oceanography and Marine Ecology - Part 1

Semester 2

The class is based on intensive laboratory work and personalized mentoring and support.  
A limited set of samples of coastal sediments will be analyzed for: 
Bulk geochemical characteristics: laser diffraction spectroscopy measures of granulometry, porosity, organic matter, voltametric measurements of O2 and H2S by microelectrodes. 
Environmental quality parameter of the MSFD will be measured in sediments: polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon concentrations determined by gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry.
A limited set of samples of coastal and lagoon seawater will be analysed for: nutrients (ammonium, Nitrate, phosphates), abundance of phytoplankton and microbial cells by flow cytometry, and chlorophyll concentrations (fluorometric measurement).