24172-01 - Exkursion: Marine Biological Considerations at the Strait of Gibraltar 3 KP (ABGESAGT)

Semester Herbstsemester 2020
Angebotsmuster Jedes Frühjahrsem.
Dozierende Karen Bussmann (karen.bussmann@unibas.ch)
Patricia Holm (patricia.holm@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt Whale watching, sampling and identification of plankton, studying litoral ecosystem, studying of fish species on the markets in Tarifa, theoretical background of selected topics at the intersection of marine biology of the Mediterranean, the North Atlantic and anthropogenic factors at the Strait of Gibraltar.
Lernziele The students
- are able to distinguish the whale species and their typical behavior;
- have a knowledge about important relationships between components of the marine ecosystem;
- know prominent representatives of the litoral;
- know typical fields of conflict between man and nature;
- and are able to critically discuss possible solutions.
Literatur tba
Bemerkungen Note: Special course inscription and entry requirements!

Within the MSD credit points may be transferred to the module "Focal Areas in Sustainability Research" (learning agreement) (all students). Students with focus area in natural sciences may accredit the course within the published module.

preparation meeting: tba: 09.15-16.00h.
field trip: Sunday, 25.10.20 to Sunday, 01.11.20 (whenever possible starting - departure day). The details regarding arrival and departure days are fixed later (the stay at Tarifa may be shorten depending on travel facilities).

This field trip is offered by MSD. Prof. Dr. Patricia Holm is a member of the teaching committee MSD. Furthermore, she heads the research group Man-Society-Environment (Mensch-Gesellschaft-Umwelt MGU) and TQNE. Karen Bussmann holds a MSc in Biology (Major in Evolution and Ecology) and is doing her PhD within the research group MGU.


Teilnahmebedingungen Special course application required for ALL (for details see "course application" or "Anmeldung").

Limited number of participants (19), Students of the MSD and those of the mentioned fields of study have priority (see list of modules). Students of the bachelor’s degree in Biology have been registered at least during 2 semesters in this field of study - incl. spring semester 20).

If you study something different you must do at least a master's degree within the Departement of Enviromental Sciences (Faculty of Sciences) and may attend the course in case of vacancies.

Students of the MSD who have chosen the focus area in social sciences or in economics must have completed the 'Complementary Knowledge in Natural Sciences' module (or at least earned 8 CP; incl. CP earned in spring semester 2020).

Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Mandatory application for ALL: Link for application open 13.05.20/noon:

Login button on top row right hand side of ADAM website.
In case of vacancies the online application link remains open until 16.08.20

NOTE: Be aware of special entry requirements. Course inscription via MOnA remains mandatory for all participants.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall unregelmässig
Datum 25.10.2020 – 01.11.2020
Zeit Siehe Detailangaben

preparation meeting: tba: 09.15-16.00h.
field trip: Sunday, 25.10.20 to Sunday, 01.11.20

Keine Einzeltermine verfügbar, bitte informieren Sie sich direkt bei den Dozierenden.

Module Lehrveranstaltungen Masterstudium Biologie der Tiere (Masterstudium: Biologie der Tiere)
Modul: Kernbereich Naturwissenschaften (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development)
Wahlbereich Bachelor Biologie: Empfehlungen (Bachelorstudium: Biologie)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Oral presentation and practical work during field trip.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung An-/Abmelden: Belegen resp. Stornieren der Belegung via MOnA
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,1
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Universität Basel
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Departement Umweltwissenschaften