Courses & Units

Antarctic Ecology KSA307

Hobart

Introduction

Provides a comprehensive understanding of the Antarctic marine ecosystem. The unit covers several key areas, such as the basic oceanographic features of the region and how these influence the distribution and abundance of nutrients, the role of microorganisms in the nutrient cycle, phytoplankton and their role in the food web, zooplankton communities, fish and squid communities and the role of marine mammals and seabirds. The unit also deals with the unique adaptations required by Antarctic organisms to enable them to exist in a highly adverse environment. The growing importance of resource management for the Southern Ocean and the past and present history of exploitation of marine resources is also covered.

Summary

Unit name Antarctic Ecology
Unit code KSA307
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School IMAS
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Centre for Ecology and Biodiversity|Centre for Oceans and Cryosphere
Coordinator

Prof MA Hindell

Teaching staff

Dr Kerrie Swadling (Co-coordinator) and Guest contributors

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* 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.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,512.00 050999

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.

Requisites

Prerequisites

KSM202 or KZA211, or KZA212

Mutual Exclusions

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

KZA351

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2x1-hr lectures, 4-hr practical weekly

Assessment

Practical reports (40%), essay (20%), 2-hr exam in Nov (40%)

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Textbooks

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