Courses & Units

Marine Biogeochemistry QMS512

Hobart

Note:

This unit will be block taught from 5th to 9th November 2018.

Start and finish dates may change subject to staff availability, refer to the QMS website for further details. http://www.imas.utas.edu.au/qms/qms-unit-information

QMS units are designed for postgraduate students with a strong background in quantitative analysis, mathematics, physics and chemistry.

Introduction

This unit covers biogeochemical processes that influence the marine carbon cycle, including its role in the control of atmospheric CO2 concentrations and the influence of CO2 emissions in increasing the acidity of the ocean. The course applies chemical approaches to the study of phytoplankton, the organisms at the base of the food web in the ocean, including numerical models of their productivity and population dynamics. Students will be exposed to fundamental through to advanced concepts and techniques in marine biogeochemistry.

Summary

Unit name Marine Biogeochemistry
Unit code QMS512
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School IMAS
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Centre for Oceans and Cryosphere
Coordinator

Dr Zanna Chase

Teaching staff

Dr Zanna Chase, A/Prof Peter Strutton, and  other University staff and external lecturers from marine institutes.

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Spring school 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
Spring school 22/10/2018 7/11/2018 29/11/2018 6/1/2019

* 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

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 week intensive course (5 days) consisting of lectures and tutorial classes. Typically there will be 15-20 hours of lectures and 15-20 hours of tutorial classes.

Assessment

Submittable laboratory/class work (60%) and a project report (40%). Students must pass both components to pass the unit.

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Textbooks

Required

Ocean Biogeochemical  Dynamics by J. Sarmiento and N. Gruber

Recommended

Co-op Bookshop links

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