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ENV BIOL 3010 - Marine Ecology III

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 2 hours per week, plus a 4 day field camp
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assumed Knowledge: ENV BIOL 2502
Incompatible: ENV BIOL 3500
Assessment: Field trip report, seminars, final exam

This course aims to provide an understanding of the patterns of abundance and diversity of marine plants and animals and the processes that structure these patterns. Emphasis is placed on the challenges in understanding the complexity of marine systems and the solutions to quantifying them. In addition, throughout the course students should gain an understanding of the use of coherent logical procedures and rigorous experimental design to provide practical evidence for the development of theory and solutions to environmental and conservation problems in coastal habitats. The habitats and organisms used to illustrate lectures are derived from ecological studies of subtidal rocky and coral reefs, intertidal rocky reefs, mangrove forests, salt marshes, seagrass meadows, urban structures and pelagic habitats. The field camp in the mid-semester break combines these components in a practical setting.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21835 LE01 120 71 25 Jul - 12 Sep Monday 12pm - 2pm Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
10 Oct - 24 Oct Monday 12pm - 2pm Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Fieldwork
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21834 FL01 120 71 26 Sep - 29 Sep Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am - 5pm