Students participating in this unit are required to pay a levy of $250 per student to cover field costs.
This unit combined with KSA723 is subject to a quota of 24.
This unit provides a comprehensive account of the biology of birds and mammals that inhabit the Southern Ocean (loosely defined here as waters from Southern Australia to Antarctica), and the role that they play in the marine ecosystem. Topics covered in the unit include taxonomy, physiology, ecology, conservation and management, with an emphasis on integrating these issues within a broader ecological framework. The unit is an intensive 2 week course consisting of 20 hours of lectures and a 5-day field component.
|Unit name||Birds and Mammals of the Southern Ocean|
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Centre for Ecology and Biodiversity|
Dr Mary-Anne Lea
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Spring school (late)||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- 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.
* 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.
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Spring school (late)||13/11/2017||23/11/2017||5/12/2017||27/12/2017|
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2017: $1,131.00||2017: $2,055.00||010799|
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.
15 days intensive, with 20 lectures and a 5 day field course to Bruny Island in week 2. Several assignments will be due in post-course dates.
The contact dates for this year's course are 16-30 November. Field trip dates are 21-25 November.
Essay (1500 words) 30%; ethics application 20%; major practical report 35%; oral presentation 15%.
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
|Required||To be advised by Unit Coordinator|
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