Courses & Units
A Practical Introduction to Temperate Marine Biology XAS101
This unit (XAS101) is for UTAS Connections Program students only.
Want to be a Marine Biologist? Your journey starts here. This predominantly field-based unit is designed to engage, challenge, excite, and inspire you through an experiential and hands on marine science program.
This unit will introduce you to concepts of ecological theory and practice, allowing you to apply marine biology theories, techniques, and sampling methods during a practical field investigation of species diversity within temperate marine habitats. Emphasis will be placed on developing an ability to design, collect, and interpret biological data. It will encourage you to explore issues threatening marine biodiversity plus important local fisheries, including climate change, overharvesting, invasive species, pollution, and habitat destruction.
|Unit name||A Practical Introduction to Temperate Marine Biology|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Ecology and Biodiversity|
|Coordinator||Mr Scott Bennett|
|Teaching staff||Doctor Abigail Smith|Ms Claire Butler|Doctor Scott Ling|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|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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- Discuss environmental factors influencing diversity and adaptations of marine life.
- Identify human-driven threats for marine ecosystems.
- Apply scientific methods to collect, enter, and interpret biological/ environmental monitoring data.
- Communicate research findings with reference to personal observations and primary scientific literature.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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Week-long field trip preceeded by self-paced online tutorials. Face-to-face lectures on campus and during field-course. Tutorials and group presentation performed post-field trip, essay tutorial provided online and essay submitted within 3-weeks of field trip.
|Assessment||Lecture content quizzes (10%)|Essay (20%)|Field journal (20%)|Group presentation of research findings (20%)|Field work aptitude (30%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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