Students participating in this unit are required to pay a levy of $300 per student to cover field costs.
This unit combined with KSA723 is subject to a quota of 24 places and is not available for non-award or cross-institutional enrolment.
This unit provides a comprehensive account of the biology of birds and mammals that inhabit the Southern Ocean (loosely defined here as waters from Southern Australia to Antarctica), and the role that they play in the marine ecosystem. Topics covered in the unit include taxonomy, physiology, ecology, conservation and management, with an emphasis on integrating these issues within a broader ecological framework. The unit is an intensive 2 week course consisting of 20 hours of lectures and a 5-day field component.
|Unit name||Birds and Mammals of the Southern Ocean|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Ecology and Biodiversity|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Spring school (late)||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Spring school (late)||8/11/2021||18/11/2021||2/12/2021||26/12/2021|
* 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).
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
If you have any questions in relation to the fees, please contact UConnect or more information is available on StudyAssist.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
15 days intensive, with 20 lectures and a 5-day field course to Bruny Island in week 2. Several assignments will be due in post-course dates.
The contact dates for this year's course are 14-28 November. Field trip dates are 19-23 November.
Essay (1500 words) 35%; quizzes 20%; major practical report 35%; oral presentation 20%.
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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