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SLE244 - Aquatic Ecology

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


Unit chair:

Rebecca Lester


SLE103 or SLE144



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour class per week, equivalent of 6 x 3 hour practicals and fieldwork per trimester

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.


This unit will develop key conceptual issues in ecology and illustrate their applications to real-world problems in aquatic environments. Topics to be addressed in this unit include: population dynamics and links to conservation and management of key species; interactions between species and with their environments with applications to restoration ecology and recovery from disturbances; ecosystem and landscape/seascape ecology and understanding spatial and temporal processes in ecosystem management. The logic of design of ecological investigations, including experiments, will also be covered.


Research project 40%, two class tests (20% each) 40%, assignment 20%

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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