SLE337 - Marine Biodiversity
Not offered as of 2015
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SLE144 and SLE255
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%