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QMS units are designed for postgraduate students with a strong background in quantitative analysis, mathematics, physics and chemistry.
This unit discusses the science behind management of fisheries, and introduces key concepts in fisheries population dynamics, assessment of fisheries stocks, interpreting data from tagged fish, ecosystem interactions with fisheries, fishery economics, and assessing fishery impacts. These concepts will be explored using various case study fisheries and examples of IMAS research in this area will be provided by guest lecturers who will present their research.
|Unit name||Fisheries Science|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Fisheries and Aquaculture|
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Klaas Hartmann|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||5 Week Session Feb B||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|5 Week Session Feb B||26/2/2024||27/2/2024||29/2/2024||3/3/2024|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Evaluate the principles and methods used in fisheries stock and natural resource management.
- Apply stock assessment and economic models to a variety of natural resources management issues.
- Summarise complex fisheries and natural resource management concepts to a variety of audiences.
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1 week intensive unit (5 days) consisting of lectures and lab sessions. There will be 15-20 hours of lectures and 15-20 hours of tutorial classes.
|Assessment||Paper presentation (20%)|Computer Labs (40%)|Take-home assignment (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
There is no compulsory reading for the unit. For some topics supplementary reading material with be provided in addition to the lecture slides, for those that seek a deeper understanding of the material.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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