Provides instruction in the biodiversity and phylogeny of algal groups and allied protists, physico-chemical limnology and oceanography, phytoplankton ecology, micropaleontology, seaweeds, harmful algal blooms and aquatic food webs. Particular reference is made to studies in Australian, Antarctic and Southern Ocean waters. Applied phycological research and implications for environmental monitoring, climate change and aquaculture are emphasised.
|Unit name||Aquatic Botany|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Ecology and Biodiversity|
|Coordinator||Professor Catriona Hurd|
|Available as an elective?|
|Delivered By||Delivered wholly by the provider|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Identify common microscopic algal groups and macroscopic Tasmanian seaweeds.
- Develop an awareness of the broad role of algae in aquatic ecosystems, in driving climate, their impacts on aquaculture, human health, and biotechnology potential.
- Master complex concepts such as paradox of the plankton, harmful algal blooms, ocean fertilisation, and impact of climate change on fisheries foodweb structure.
- Apply common phycological techniques such as inverted microscopy, PAM fluorometry.
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- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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PrerequisitesAdmission into a Masters course OR ((KZA211 OR KPZ211) AND (KPA215 OR KZA212)) OR (KSM201 AND KSM202)
26 lectures/tutorials, 13x3-hr practical sessions; Microscopy, full-day Derwent River cruise, a seaweed excursion, and a demonstration of electron microscopes and PAM fluorometry will be a major part of the practicals
|Assessment||Short essay questions (25%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (50%)|Laboratory/practical (25%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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