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Physiological Energetics of Marine Organisms

Semester 2

1.    The course is organized into two sections: discussion of general principles of physiological energetics; and two independent and complementary modules developing concepts and methods within the framework of production and toxic effects of pollutant agents. 
2.    Lectures and laboratory experiments deal with the physiological parameters of the energy balance, such as: rates of food ingestion and absorption; absorption efficiency; metabolic rate; excretion rate; and the resulting scope for growth. 
3.    Modules on production and pollution follow the pattern of a case study where experimental results are thoroughly discussed.