Advanced Plankton Methods is a unit within the Marine Biology specialisation of the Master of Antarctic Science Course (S7Z). This unit forms a foundation for quantitative research methods and technology used in studying marine plankton physiology, ecology, and biogeochemistry. This unit provides an introduction to some of the most relevant approaches for quantifying/characterising marine plankton as well as determining physical and chemical properties of the seawater they live in.
|Unit name||Advanced Plankton Methods|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Ecology and Biodiversity|
|Coordinator||Doctor Lennart Bach|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Identify and execute basic techniques to determine physical, chemical, and biological parameters in seawater.
- Design and interpret results from an experiment with natural plankton communities.
- Assess the strength and weakness of quantitative methods and technologies used in the study of Plankton.
- Evaluate the importance of zooplankton groups in the ecosystem using taxonomic and quantitative research methods
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:KSA712 Advanced Phytoplankton Methods and KSA715 Southern Oceann Zooplankton Ecology
|Assessment||Quiz (40%)|Online Quiz (20%)|Microcosm experiment report (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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