Identifying Data 2020/21
Subject (*) Conservation Biology Code 610485013
Study programme
Mestrado Universitario en Bioloxía Mariña
Descriptors Cycle Period Year Type Credits
Official Master's Degree 2nd four-month period
First Optional 3
Teaching method Hybrid
Department Bioloxía
Departamento profesorado máster
Fernández Rodríguez, Nuria
Muiño Boedo, Ramon Jose
Web http://
General description Formar ao estudante nos principios básicos da Bioloxía da Conservación, proporcionándolle ferramentas de coñocemento que lle permitan a resolución de casos prácticos relativos ao ambiente mariño.
Consultar GADU no enderezo electrónico:
Contingency plan 1. Modificacións nos contidos

2. Metodoloxías
*Metodoloxías docentes que se manteñen

*Metodoloxías docentes que se modifican

3. Mecanismos de atención personalizada ao alumnado

4. Modificacións na avaliación

*Observacións de avaliación:

5. Modificacións da bibliografía ou webgrafía

Study programme competencies
Code Study programme competences
A2 Coñecemento da diversidade de organismos mariños e as súas estratexias adaptativas
A3 Coñecemento e comprensión das interaccións dos organismos mariños e os ecosistemas mariños e costeiros
A5 Coñecemento dos principios de explotación e sustentabilidade do medio mariño e planificación e supervisión da súa xestión
A8 Coñecemento e manexo da metodoloxía de investigación, das técnicas de mostraxe e instrumentais e de análises de datos aplicados ao medio mariño

Learning aims
Learning outcomes Study programme competences

Topic Sub-topic

Methodologies / tests Competencies Ordinary class hours Student’s personal work hours Total hours
Supervised projects 0 20 20
Objective test 3 0 3
Guest lecture / keynote speech 20 28 48
Personalized attention 4 0 4
(*)The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.

Methodologies Description
Supervised projects
Objective test
Guest lecture / keynote speech

Personalized attention
Supervised projects

Methodologies Competencies Description Qualification
Supervised projects 35
Objective test 65
Assessment comments

Sources of information
Basic Caro, T. (1998). Behavioral Ecology and Conservation Biology.. Oxford University Press, New York.
Slootweg, R.; Rajvanshi, A.; Mathur, V.B.; Kolhoff, A. (2009). Biodiversity in environmental assessment: enhancing ecosystem services for huma well-being. Cambridge University Press.
Doody, J.P. (2000). Coastal Conservation and Management - An Ecological Perspective. (Conservation Biology Volume 13). Kluwer Academics Publishers.
Soulé M. E. (1986). Conservation Biology. Sinauer, Sunderland.
Sodhi, N.S. & Ehrlich, P.R (2010). Conservation Biology for All.. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Kinne, O (1985-1990). Diseases of Marine Animals. Vol. I – II - III y IV. Biologische Anstalt Helgoland, Hamburg.
Woo, P.T.K. (2006). Fish Diseases and Disorders. Volumen 1. Protozoan and Metazoan infections.. C.A.B. International. Cambridge. U.K.
Roberts, L.S. & Janovy J.S. (2005). Foundations of Parasitology. McGraw-Hill Science.
Ausden, M (2007). Habitat management for conservation: a handbook of techniques.. Oxford University Press.
Primack, R.B. & Ros, J. (2002). Introducción a la biología de la conservación. Ariel Ciencia
Grabda, S. (1991). Marine Fish Parasitology. An utline. . Weinhein; Basel (Switzerland): Cambrige, NY. VCH- Verl. Ges_Warszawa: PWN. Polish. Scientif. Publ.
Rohde, K. (2005). Marine Parasitology. CSIRO PUBLISHING
(2001). Marine protected areas: tools for sustaining ocean ecosystem Commitee on the Evaluation, Design, and Monitoring of Marine Reserves and Protected Areas in the United States, Ocean Studies Board, Co.. The National Academic Press.
Bush, A.O.; Fernández, J.C.; Esch, G. & Seed J.R. (2001). Parasitism. The diversity and ecology of animal parasites.. Cambridge University Press.
Pitcher, T.J; Hart, J.B. & Pauly, D (2001). Reinventing fisheries management.. Kluwer Academics Publishers.
Sinclair, M. & G. Valdimarsson (2003). Responsible fisheries in the marine ecosystem. CABI Publishing.
Charles, A.T (2000). Sustainable fishery systems. Wiley-Blackwell.
Bower, S.M. (2001). Synopsis of Infectious Diseases and Parasites of Commercially Exploited Shellfish..
Jennings, S. & M., Kaiser (2008). The effects of fishing on marine ecosystems and communities.. Academic Press Published.


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Other comments

(*)The teaching guide is the document in which the URV publishes the information about all its courses. It is a public document and cannot be modified. Only in exceptional cases can it be revised by the competent agent or duly revised so that it is in line with current legislation.