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Not offered as of 2013
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Any two level 2 SBB, SLE, SQB, SQE or SQP units
2 lectures per week (or equivalent), 5 x 3 hour practical sessions (or equivalent)
Students may be required to meet their own expenses for the field laboratory course at Warrnambool. Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.
The unit focuses on the impacts of human use on marine and freshwater ecosystems, how to assess these impacts, and the methods of rehabilitation and management of multiple-use ecosystems. Topics to be addressed in this unit include water resources; water use; influence of land use transition on water resources; non-point sources and the interrelationships between aquatic ecosystems and catchments; translocation and restocking; the effects of catchment disturbance on aquatic communities; eutrophication and salinity; regulated streams and water extraction; wetlands and coastal disturbance; water quality management; lake, stream and marine ecosystem rehabilitation; and environmental flows.
One class test 40%, assignment 20%, case study 40%
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