Note: there is a Field excursion for this unit a week before Semester 1 begins
In Marine Ecology you will learn about the fundamental features and processes of marine systems. The following themes are developed: influences of physical variables at a range of scales on communities and productivity; ecology of plankton; dynamics of estuaries; structuring forces of benthic communities and macroalgal habitats; biogeography of the sea; invasions by introduced species; marine conservation. Practical classes include fieldwork and the design of field programs. The major part of the practical component is a high-level research project conducted during a visit to Maria Island during the week before Semester 1 begins; attendance on the field trip is mandatory for the course. The field trip incurs an extra charge to students. Students would find Antarctic Ecology (KSA307), Quantitative Methods in Biology (KSM309) and Freshwater Ecology (KZA355) particularly useful additional units.
This unit attracts a levy of $100 per student, which is required to be paid into the School cashier (108081) prior to departure for the field trip.
|Unit name||Marine Ecology|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Ecology and Biodiversity|Fisheries and Aquaculture|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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KSM202 or KPZ211 or KZA212 or KPZ215
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
2x1-hr lectures, 4-hr practical weekly; a Field excursion week before Semester 1 begins
1,000-word essay (10%), seminar (10%), reports on practical assignments (30%), 3-hr exam in June (50%)
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