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SLE348 - Freshwater Biology

Year2015 unit information
Offering information:

Not available in 2015 (offered in 2016)

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Warrnambool

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


Unit chair:

Rebecca Lester





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour classes per week, four self-directed learning tasks, 4 x 3 hour practicals per trimester and a 1-day field excursion.


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%

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