Courses & Units

Southern Ocean Zooplankton Ecology KSA715



Two week intensive unit with pre-unit reading.

Offered subject to sufficient enrolments.


The unit covers aspects of Antarctic zooplankton including diversity,physiology, habitats, spatial/temporal ecology and climate change issues. Practicals will involve laboratory identification and investigation techniques, and current and historical literature investigations of Southern Ocean zooplankton research.  There will also be a field component (one day) to the unit.


Unit name Southern Ocean Zooplankton Ecology
Unit code KSA715
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Ecology and Biodiversity

Dr Kerrie Swadling

Teaching staff

Dr Kerrie Swadling and guest speakers

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart 11 Week Session Apr On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
11 Week Session Apr 30/3/2020 15/4/2020 8/5/2020 14/6/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,354.00 010907

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Teaching Pattern

On-campus component - Two weeks (10 days) of daily lectures, tutorials, literature discussions & practicals. Half day boating field trip to local marine sites.


Assignments (25%), class presentations (25%), and laboratory reports (50%)

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