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SLE263 - Marine and Coastal Ecosystems

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Previously coded as:

SQB263, SQB336

Unit chair:

Adam Pope

Prerequisite:

SLE144 or SLE132

Corequisite:

SLE010

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour class per week, equivalent of 5 x 3 hour practicals or field trips

Note:

Students may be required to meet their own expenses for the field laboratory course at Warrnambool.

 

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 provides a foundation of knowledge on the functioning of marine ecosystems and the adaptations of the biota to their physical environment. The unit will introduce the conceptual basis for ecosystem ecology and then consider the characteristics of key coastal ecosystems (rocky, sandy and muddy shores, mangroves, saltmarshes, estuaries), continental shelves, oceanic, deep sea and polar ecosystems, and tropical coral reefs, Links between marine ecosystems will also be examined.

Assessment

2 x assignments (20%, 30%) 50%, examination 50%

Unit Fee Information

Unit fee information available soon

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