Methods in Experimental Marine Ecology
Marine ecological conceptual theories (biodiversity-ecosystem functioning, …), experimental design and relevant statistics, ethics and legal framework (Nagoya
protocol, …), biosafety levels for experimental lab, lab techniques (aquarium techniques, sensors, fluorescence-based measurements…), correct notation and critical interpretation of protocols, culture collections, scaling an experiment (from micro- to mesocosm), sensors (Arduino sensor development, use of optodes, (micro) electrodes, discussion of field experiments in different habitats (intertidal, subtidal, deep sea), limiting factors of an experiment.
The practical part of this will include hands-on sessions and visits to Belgian partner labs of the European Marine Biological Resource Centre () network to get acquainted
with up-to-date infrastructure and culture collections: Marine Biology (UGent), Protistology and Aquatic Ecology (UGent), Laboratory of Microbiology, Department of Biochemistry and microbiology (UGent), Aquaculture (UGent) and Flanders Marine Institute (Marine Station Ostend).