Courses & Units

Marine Biogeochemistry QMS512

Hobart

Note:

Start and finish dates may change subject to staff availability, refer to the QMS website for further details. http://www.imas.utas.edu.au/qms/qms-unit-information

Introduction

This unit introduces students to biogeochemical processes that influence the marine carbon cycle, including its role in the control of atmospheric CO2 concentrations and the influence of CO2 emissions in increasing the acidity of the ocean. The course introduces chemical approaches to the study of phytoplankton, the organisms at the base of the food web in the ocean, including simple numerical models of their productivity and population dynamics. Students will be exposed to fundamental concepts and techniques in marine biogeochemistry.

Summary

Unit name Marine Biogeochemistry
Unit code QMS512
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School IMAS
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Oceans and Cryosphere
Coordinator

Dr Zanna Chase

Teaching staff

Dr Zanna Chase, A/Prof Peter Strutton, and other University staff and external lecturers from marine institutes.

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart 5 Week Session Jun On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
5 Week Session Jun 8/6/2015 15/6/2015 24/6/2015 10/7/2015

* 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).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2015: $1,096.00 2015: $1,957.00 010907

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 week intensive course (5 days) consisting of lectures and tutorial classes. Typically there will be 15-20 hours of lectures and 15-20 hours of tutorial classes.

Assessment

Submittable laboratory/class work (60%) and a project report (40%). Students must pass both components to pass the unit.

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Textbooks

Required

Ocean Biogeochemical  Dynamics by J. Sarmiento and N. Gruber

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