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SLE244 - Aquatic Ecology

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Warrnambool
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:


Unit chair:

Patricia Corbett


SLE103 or SLE144



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour class per week, equivalent of 6 x 3 hour practicals and field trip per trimester.


In SLE244 students will develop key conceptual principles and associated issues in ecology and illustrate their applications to real-world problems in aquatic environments. Learning and assessment activities in this unit will provide students with the opportunity to explore population dynamics and links to conservation and management of key species. Students will study the interactions between species and their environments and apply that knowledge to restoration ecology and recovery from disturbances, ecosystem and landscape/seascape ecology, and spatial and temporal processes in ecosystem management. They will also examine the logic behind the design of ecological investigations, including experiments and field trip investigations.


Weekly online quizzes 20%, 2 x in-class tests 40% (20% each), group experiment project and presentation 20%, scientific report 20%

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