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SLE348 - Freshwater Biology

Unit details


2016 unit information

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


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Rebecca Lester


SLE132 or SLE144



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour classes per week, 4 x 3 hour practicals per trimester and a 1-day field trip.


This unit includes: biological and ecological features of all types of lakes, rivers and wetlands (including ephemeral/desert wetlands, tropical systems, lowland rivers, deep lakes, upland rivers); Freshwater plant communities (algae, macrophytes, riparian vegetation, detrital food chains, aquatic weeds); Zooplankton, macroinvertebrates and vertebrate animals in freshwaters (diversity, life histories, role in ecosystems); Physical origin and ecological consequences of environmental impacts such as salinisation, sedimentation, water extraction, riparian vegetation loss and nutrient enrichment.


Two class tests (25% each) 50%, laboratory assignment 30%, two laboratory reports (10% each) 20%

Unit Fee Information

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

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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