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SLE325 - Human Impacts - Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Warrnambool
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Julie Mondon


SLE105 and one of SLE150, SLE252, SLE306 or SLE223



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 hours per week (alternating weekly between classes and practicals)


This unit provides a multidisciplinary focus relating to the links between biota and their response to physical and chemical anthropogenic alteration in the environment. The unit will introduce the conceptual basis for ecotoxicology and ecological risk assessment, including factors that influence toxicity, dose-response relationships, hierarchical effects from the molecular to community levels of biological organisation.  Impacts of human activities such as mining, coastal development, waste discharges, and exotic species will be considered in the broader context of a changing climate. Methods for assessing ecological /toxicological risks and identification of impacts will examined through current case studies and applied field/laboratory exercises.


2 x test (25%, 25%) 50%, practical report 25%, scientific report 25%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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