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.
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.
|Unit name||Marine Biogeochemistry|
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Centre for Oceans and Cryosphere|
Dr Zanna Chase
|Available as student elective?||No|
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- International students
- Domestic students
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units.
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 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.
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.
Submittable laboratory/class work (60%) and a project report (40%). Students must pass both components to pass the unit.
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Ocean Biogeochemical Dynamics by J. Sarmiento and N. Gruber
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