Courses & Units

Marine Biosecurity JFA530


This unit provides an overview of marine biosecurity through the investigation of concepts, regulatory approaches, assessment and management of marine invasions. The syllabus includes a conceptual and historical introduction to marine invasion biology, global perspectives on biological invasions, pathways of invasion, exclusion methods and assessment and management. Students learn to discuss existing views and concepts related to biosecurity, critically appraise policy development which addresses the issues of marine biosecurity and evaluate marine biosecurity approaches and strategies.


Unit name Marine Biosecurity
Unit code JFA530
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School IMAS
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Centre for Ecology and Biodiversity

Dr Jeff Wright

Teaching staff

Dr Jeff Wright and others

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Band Field of Education
2 010907

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Teaching Pattern

Weekly for 13 weeks, 2h lectures, 2h tutorials, 0 practicals


Coursework: 50%, Examination: 50%

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