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SLE325 - Human Impacts On Aquatic Ecosystems

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Warrnambool
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Julie Mondon

Prerequisite:

SLE105 and one of SLE150, SLE252, SLE306 or SLE223

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

3 hours per week (alternating weekly between classes and practicals)

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit provides a multidisciplinary focus relating to the links between biota and their response to physical and chemical anthropogenic alteration in the environment. The unit will introduce the conceptual basis for ecotoxicology and ecological risk assessment, including factors that influence toxicity, dose-response relationships, hierarchical effects from the molecular to community levels of biological organisation.  Impacts of human activities such as mining, coastal development, waste discharges, and exotic species will be considered in the broader context of a changing climate. Methods for assessing ecological /toxicological risks and identification of impacts will examined through current case studies and applied field/laboratory exercises.

Assessment

2 x test (25%, 25%) 50%, practical report 25%, scientific report 25%

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