# Master in Oceanography — Paris VI

## Response of pelagic ecosystems to environmental constraints - NU193

Influence of environmental constraints on ichthyoplankton, with a special emphasis on the consequences of climate change

- the slides of the course (compressed for the web)
- an article by E. Houde which is a very nice complement to the course, with a more historical perspective

## Marine environment modelling - NU192

Lagrangian models, with applications to the dispersal of marine larvae

Modelling behaviour, with emphasis on the notion of optimal behaviour

- slides
- small exercice using an applet representing the foraging behaviour of Humming Birds
- programming work on the implementation of an optimal behaviour model for fish larvae based on Irisson 2004, Journal of Theoretical Biology. MATLAB code for an implementation of the model is provided.

## Methods and instrumentation in oceanography - NU191

Introduction to Programming

Analysis of data series

- slides
- lab work with the R package pastecs, on the analysis of series of physical and biological data along a transect, between Nice and Calvi, using this code

Mapping and interpolation

- slides
- lab work using R on the analysis of the distribution of planktonic particles recorded using the Optical Plankton Counter, with this code

~~Geographic information systems and remote sensing of the marine environment~~ Not in 2011

Introduction to R through the analysis of a spatial dataset using this code.

Mapping and interpolation (second version of the course presented above, with better figures)

- slides
- lab work using R on the analysis of the distribution of planktonic particles recorded using the Optical Plankton Counter, with this code

## Modelling applications and marine conservation - NU180

Population dynamics for conservation biology

- slides
- lab work (6h) using the program Unified Life Models to study an age-structured population model of a Cod population under fishing pressure. The code and outline of the lab are available.

## Multivariate analyses for marine ecosystems - NU189

Introduction to R using a multivariate meteorological dataset and this code.

Analysis of data series; new version of the course already presented above with extensions for multivariate series

- slides
- lab work, with the R package pastecs, on the analysis of the multivariate series of physical and biological data included with pastecs. The outline and code of the 3 hours lab is provided.

Regression analysis, from the simple linear model to multidimensional Generalized Linear Models and regression trees

- slides
- lab work on the analysis of two multivariate datasets (ozone concentration as a function of meteorological descriptors, plankton larvae abundance as a function of hydrographic descriptors). The data, code, and outline of the 3h lab are available.