Environmental Microbiology

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Environmental Microbiology

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Marine Biology, Microbiology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    BI104 and (BI102 or BI108) and BI2%

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Equivalent to BI308. This course gives advanced consideration to the full range of micro-organisms which occur in the seas. Particular emphasis will be given to their structural, physiological and behavioural adaptations to the marine environment. Major aspects of the roles of microbes in the seas to be considered will be their interactions with other microbes and with higher organisms, marine microbial ecology, and the importance of microbes to the productivity of the seas and their contribution to the marine biomass.

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