In Marine and Antarctic Ecosystems you will be introduced to coastal and open ocean ecosystems from the tropics to the poles, covering water-column and benthic communities including reefs and the deep sea. The unit will cover the fundamental processes of primary and secondary production, and microbial production and decomposition of organic material, and marine systems including estuaries, rocky and sandy shores, open ocean, coral reefs, and polar regions. In the practical component of the unit you will be introduced to a variety of local marine species including phytoplankton, zooplankton, seaweed and benthic invertebrates, and have the opportunity to learn methods methods of measuring primary and secondary production.
|Unit name||Marine and Antarctic Ecosystems|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Ecology and Biodiversity|Fisheries and Aquaculture|
|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|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2020: $1,190.00||2020: $2,354.00||019999|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
2x1-hr lectures, 4-hr practical weekly
Reports on practical assignments, and essay (40%), 3-hr exam (60%)
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Marine Ecology: Processes, systems, and impacts. Kaiser, M.J. et al. (2011). Oxford University Press, ISBN: 978-0-19-922702-0
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