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SLE244 - Aquatic Ecology

Year2015 unit information
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


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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