Courses & Units

Aquatic Botany KPA372

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


Provides instruction in the biodiversity and phylogeny of algal groups and allied protists, physico-chemical limnology and oceanography, phytoplankton ecology, micropaleontology, seaweeds, harmful algal blooms and aquatic food webs. Particular reference is made to studies in Australian, Antarctic and Southern Ocean waters. Applied phycological research and implications for environmental monitoring, climate change and aquaculture are emphasised.


Unit name Aquatic Botany
Unit code KPA372
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Marine & Antarctic Futures Centre
Teaching staff Prof G Hallegraeff, Prof A McMinn
Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes


This unit is currently unavailable.

* 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 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2014: $1,076.00 2014: $1,909.00 010907

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  • KPA214 and KPA215 (with the exception of BMarSc students, who can use following pre-requisites KPA215 and KSA205).

Mutual Exclusions

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

  • KPA346


Teaching Pattern26 lectures/tutorials, 13x3-hr practical sessions; Microscopy, full-day Derwent River cruise, a seaweed excursion, and a demonstration of electron microscopes and PAM fluorometry will be a major part of the practicals
Assessmentassignment (25%), end-of-sem written exam (50%), practical exam (25%)
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