The specialty 'Marine Biology and Ecology' aims, through a multidisciplinary approach, to form qualified students in the fields of oceanography and marine ecology, under a conceptual, applied and methodological perspective. For licensed biology students, it will primarily offer them a basic knowledge of oceanography providing a general and synthetic training on marine ecosystems (Habitats, biodiversity, production of acive moleculeson marine organisms, impact of global warming, sustainable development), and secondly grant them principal techniques for associated studies: sampling in sea, laboratory analysis, data processing and modeling of ecological processes in order to understand the role of living organisms in the functioning of an ecosystem and the evolution of biodiversity.
The theoretical and operational skills expected at the end of the training are:
Understanding the mechanisms that govern the structure and functioning of marine ecosystems at different spatial and temporal levels;
Role of living organisms in the functioning of ecosystems and the evolution of biodiversity
Knowledge of the biological, physical and chemical processes that regulate biogeochemical cycles;
Mastering the methods of study and analyses of the marine environment;
Understand and assess the impact of anthropogenic activities and natural disturbances on populations and marine ecosystems.
Understanding the need to manage and conserve marine resources (biological) in the context of sustainable development
Prepare students - wishing to pursue doctoral studies - to conduct scientific research in the fields that cover ecology, marine biology, biodiversity and environmental geosciences.
Recruitment: Applications are reviewed by an admission committee. The best candidates are selected after interview
Master I in Biodiversity, M1 Sciences végétales et environnement, M1 Sciences de la vie et de la terre or M1 Sciences du vivant et de l’environnement .
Further Studies / Career Opportunities
The know-how acquired and methodological courses educating students about human impacts on marine ecosystems and environmental management provide diverse opportunities:
Enrolling in institutions dealing with these environmental problems; for example:
Local and regional authorities,
Public and private sector agencies, the Ministry of the Environment, academic, commercial or industrial institutions,
Participate in inherent scientific research projects for sustainable development, natural resource management, biodiversity and natural heritage in general, such as:
Characterization of marine biodiversity
Identification of threats to marine ecosystems
Collection, management and conservation of marine species and biological resources