AEW-22303 Practical Marine and Estuarine Ecology


Credits 3.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Problem-based learning8
Field Practical40
Course coordinator(s)dr. RMM Roijackers
Lecturer(s)dr. RMM Roijackers
ing. JAJ Beijer
Examiner(s)dr. RMM Roijackers

Language of instruction:


Continuation courses:

AEW-20706 Practical Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality; AEW-22806 Marine Systems


Introduction to the structure and functioning of marine and estuarine systems (on the island of Texel). Attention will be paid to mass transport from the sea to the island and vice versa, the distribution of sea grasses, food webs on mudflats and beach in relation to sediment type, migratory birds and bird predation pressure.

Learning outcomes:

After this course the student will be able to:
- recognize marine and estuarine systems by their structure and functioning;
- apply a number of sampling and measuring techniques;
- independently setup and perform field experiments.


- make a workplan for an experiment;
- perform experiments in the field;
- analyse and present results.


Individual performance; assessment of report and poster.


A manual and lecture notes will be distributed during the course.

Compulsory for: BASAnimal SciencesBScB: Aquatic Organisms6WD
MHWHydrology and Water QualityMScC: Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management6WD
Compulsory for: WUMLRBSc Minor Marine Living Resources6WD