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SLE337 - Marine Biodiversity

Unit details

Enrolment modes:

Not offered as of 2015

Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Alecia Bellgrove


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.


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%, examination 40%

Unit Fee Information

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

Unit fee information available soon

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