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Unit details

SLE337 - Marine Biodiversity

Enrolment modes:

Not offered as of 2015

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

SQB334

Unit chair:

Alecia Bellgrove

Prerequisite:

SLE144 and SLE255

Corequisite:

SLE010

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

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

Note:

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

Content

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.

Assessment

Two assignments (20%, 40%) 60%, examination 40%

Unit Fee Information

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