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SLE263 - Marine and Coastal Ecosystems

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

SQB263, SQB336

EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Adam Pope


SLE144 or SLE132



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour class per week, equivalent of 5 x 3 hour practicals or field trips per trimester.


Students may be required to meet their own expenses for the field laboratory course at Warrnambool.


This unit provides a foundation of knowledge on the functioning of marine ecosystems and the adaptations of the biota to their physical environment. The unit will introduce the conceptual basis for ecosystem ecology and then consider the characteristics of key coastal ecosystems (rocky, sandy and muddy shores, mangroves, saltmarshes, estuaries), continental shelves, oceanic, deep sea and polar ecosystems, and tropical coral reefs, Links between marine ecosystems will also be examined.


2 x assignments (20%, 30%) 50%, examination 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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