Courses & Units

Aquatic Botany KSM305

Hobart

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Aquatic Botany
Unit code KSM305
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School IMAS
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Centre for Ecology and Biodiversity
Teaching staff

Prof G Hallegraeff, Prof A McMinn

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 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 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* 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 Field of Education

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

(KZA211 and KZA212 or KPA215) or (KSM201 and KSM202)

Mutual Exclusions

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

KPA372

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

26 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

Assessment

assignment (25%), end-of-sem written exam (50%), practical exam (25%)

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Textbooks

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