Courses & Units

Marine Ecology KSM308

Hobart

Introduction

In Marine Ecology you will  learn about the fundamental features and processes of marine systems. The  following themes are developed: influences of physical variables at a range of  scales on communities and productivity; ecology of plankton; dynamics of  estuaries, structuring forces of benthic communities and macroalgal habitats;  biogeography of the sea; invasions by introduced species; marine conservation.  Practical classes include fieldwork and the design of field programs. The major  part of the practical component is a high-level research project conducted  during a six-day visit to Maria Island in the mid-semester break over Easter; attendance on the field trip is mandatory for the course.  This incurs an extra charge to students.  Students would find Antarctic Ecology (KSA307), Quantitative Methods in Biology (KSM309)  and Freshwater Ecology (KZA355)  particularly useful additional units.

This unit attracts a levy of $100 per student, which is required to be paid into the School cashier (108081) prior to departure

Summary

Unit name Marine Ecology
Unit code KSM308
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School IMAS
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Centre for Ecology and Biodiversity|Centre for Fisheries and Aquaculture
Coordinator

Dr Kerrie Swadling

Teaching staff

Dr Jeff Ross, Dr Neville Barrett and other IMAS staff and guest contributors

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

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.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017

* 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.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,055.00 010907

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,

KZA211

,KZA212

or

KPA215

Mutual Exclusions

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

KZA356

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

 2x1-hr lectures, 4-hr practical weekly; a 6-day field excursion (Easter)

Assessment

1,000-word essay (10%), seminar (10%), reports on practical assignments (30%), 3-hr exam in June (50%)

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Textbooks

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