At the end of Coral Reef Ecology, students will be able to:
Note: this course is optional and has costs for students (plane ticket, accommodation at the marine station and an amount to be defined for other costs, including rental vehicles for commuting, laboratory space and bottle rental for 2 daily dives per student to carry out work on coral reefs). The total costs will be 1650 €. Please refer to a flyer for further details.
10 h of lectures + 70 h of fieldwork + 88 h of independent work.
The course entirely takes place on Curaçao and includes lectures, fieldwork, and experiments.
As the registration for any elective is mandatory, please wait for an email by the MSc Coordinating Team requesting the names of the electives that you plan to choose for your 2nd year, 1st semester.
Students in groups of two will have to prepare a detailed research plan, which will have to present at the end of the course. They will participate in an ID survey and will be evaluated by an ID exam and the presentation of the research plan. The minimum passing grade for each component will be 9 out of 20.