Teaching dissections and marine species identification at the University of Vigo
Since the end of February, FOL PhD candidate Alba Aguión has assisted in the laboratory sessions of a Marine Zoology course to second-year Marine Sciences students at the University of Vigo. The course is coordinated by the professors Francisco Ramil and Elsa Vázquez and it counts with lectures and laboratory sessions. Alba has been assisting Francisco Ramil, Elsa Vázquez and the postdoc Alfonso Pita carrying on dissections of marine animals such as sea urchins, crayfish and fish. To do so, students have to learn about the internal and external morphology of the mentioned groups. In several sessions students have also learned how to use identification keys in order to identify genus or species of different marine animals. Alba has already assisted in the teaching of the course last year, covering part of the teaching requirement of Alba’s FPU doctoral scholarship (Formación de Profesorado Universitario) of the Spanish Ministry of Education. Alba learned a lot while teaching the course, now, waiting for the next academic year!
CATEGORIES: Alba Aguión, Future Oceans Lab, PhD, Research