Courses & Units

Marine and Antarctic Ecosystems KSM202

Hobart

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Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Marine and Antarctic Ecosystems
Unit code KSM202
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Ecology and Biodiversity|Fisheries and Aquaculture
Coordinator

A/Prof Catriona Hurd

Teaching staff

A/Prof Catriona Hurd, Dr Jeff Ross, Dr Kerrie Swadling, Prof. Philip Boyd, Prof. Graham Edgar, Dr. Neville Barrett, Dr. Catriona McLeod, Prof. Mark Hindell

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

* 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 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2019: $1,169.00 2019: $2,200.00 019999

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Requisites

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2x1-hr lectures, 4-hr practical weekly

Assessment

Reports on practical assignments, and essay (40%), 3-hr exam (60%)

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Textbooks

Required

Marine Ecology: Processes, systems, and impacts.  Kaiser, M.J. et al. (2011).  Oxford University Press, ISBN: 978-0-19-922702-0

Recommended

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