This unit is all about the study of how ecosystems function, which gives it great relevance from scientific and management perspectives. We will examine the processes that operate in terrestrial and aquatic communities and ecosystems from both a theoretical and practical point of view. The lecture course gives a thorough theoretical background into community and ecosystem-level processes and examines the most modern ideas concerning the importance of such factors as biodiversity and climate change in maintaining healthy, functioning ecosystems. The practical component, which is largely based in the field, teaches methods of sampling, manipulating, experimenting on and analysing community and ecosystem processes.
|Unit name||Ecology of Ecosystems|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
A/Prof. Mark Hovenden
A/Prof. Leon Barmuta
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2018: $1,148.00||2018: $2,126.00||010903|
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1 X 2-hour lecture weekly and 1 x 4-hour practical weekly
Major assignment (20%), two minor assignments (2 x 10%), final exam (60%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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