SLE348 - Freshwater Biology
2016 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Warrnambool|
|Previously coded as:|
SLE132 or SLE144
2 x 1 hour classes per week, four self-directed learning tasks, 4 x 3 hour practicals per trimester and a 1-day field trip.
This unit includes: biological and ecological features of all types of lakes, rivers and wetlands (including ephemeral/desert wetlands, tropical systems, lowland rivers, deep lakes, upland rivers); freshwater plant communities (algae, macrophytes, riparian vegetation, detrital food chains, aquatic weeds); zooplankton, macroinvertebrates and vertebrate animals in freshwaters (diversity, life histories, role in ecosystems); physical origin and ecological consequences of environmental impacts such as salinisation, sedimentation, water extraction, riparian vegetation loss and nutrient enrichment.
2 x in-class tests (25% each) 50%, fieldtrip report 30%, 2 x practical reports (10% each) 20%