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SLE337 - Marine Biodiversity

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


Unit chair:

T Tutt


SLE144 and SLE255



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour class per week, equivalent of 6 x 3 hour practicals or field trips


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


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 build on knowledge developed in SLE144 and SLE255 and explore the biodiversity, form and function of marine plants and invertebrates in greater detail, with a focus on the drivers of marine biodiversity. Students will be given the opportunity to examine live and preserved specimens in both the field and laboratory, which will equip students with the skills for identifying the enormous biodiversity of plants and animals in the marine environment. We will discuss issues around measuring biodiversity, why biodiversity is important and challenges for conserving biodiversity in a changing world.


Two assignments (20%, 40%) 60%, one test 40%

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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