The purpose of this unit is to introduce students to Antarctic terrestrial and near-shore ecosystems and their regional significance. Concepts covered will include biodiversity and biogeography, adaptations to the cold, global and local impacts on ecosystems. Driving forces that influence ecological and evolutionary processes will be explored and current major conservation issues, threats and mitigation means will be considered. Students will gain experience exploring relevant questions using a variety of analytical, numerical and computational tools.
|Unit name||Introduction to Antarctic Terrestrial and Near-Shore Ecosystems|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Oceans and Cryosphere|
|Coordinator||Doctor Simon Wotherspoon|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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