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Unit details

SLE255 - Marine Biology

Enrolment modes:

Not offered in 2015

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:


Unit chair:

J Barton





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour classes per week, 3 x 3 hour practicals, 2.5 day pre-trimester field trip


Students intending to enrol in this unit must contact their enrolment officer for details regarding the field trip.


Students will explore processes that govern how marine organisms survive in the challenging environments in which they live.  Topics will include how organism gain and assimilate nutrients, including both primary producers and consumers; the complexity of life cycles and dispersal dynamics of marine organisms and the different roles of organisms in community and ecosystem function.

Students will be encouraged to begin to think and function like marine biologists and will be equipped with the skills to do so.  This will include development of team work skills, critical thinking and analysis and formal scientific communication skills.


Assignment 20%, group assignment 40%, examination 40%

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