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SLE232 - Freshwater Biology

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Warrnambool
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

SQB232

Unit chair:

Rebecca Lester

Prerequisite:

SLE144

Corequisite:

SLE010

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour classes per week, four self-directed learning tasks, 4 x 3 hour practicals per trimester and a 1-day field excursion.

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 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.

Assessment

Two class tests (25% each) 50%, laboratory assignment 30%, two laboratory reports (10% each) 20%

Unit Fee Information

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