Students will be required to conduct fieldwork activities to satisfactorily complete this unit. Additional costs are associated with this unit.
In-class studies: 10 November 2016, 17-18 November 2016, 28-29 November 2016.
Fieldwork, Maria Island: 21 - 25 November 2016.
This intermediate level unit provides practical training in the design, planning and implementation of assessment programs in estuarine, coastal and marine environments. The course is run principally as an intensive field course, including a field camp and where possible, time at sea on UTAS/AMC training vessels. Students will receive theoretical and practical training in current methods of collection of biological, ecological and social data using various data collection instruments. Students will also gain experience in evaluation of ecological characteristics including biodiversity, estimation of population size and anthropogenic impacts. Current methods of collection and assessment include underwater video, transects, trapping, netting and surveys.
|Unit name||Field Research Techniques for Aquatic Ecosystems|
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Ecology and Biodiversity|Fisheries and Aquaculture|
Dr James Haddy, Mr Mike Williams and Dr Jeff Wright
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified. Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*: the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.
*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.
|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 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2017: $1,131.00||2017: $2,550.00||050701|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Block taught 2 weeks intensive study.
Coursework: 100%, Examination: 0%
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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