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SLE350 - Marine Wildlife

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

SQB350

Unit chair:

John Arnould

Prerequisite:

Two level 2 SLE-coded units.  Please note that entry to this unit is via application and requires approval of the Unit Chair.

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Intensive: Students are expected to attend an intensive mode short course run over two weeks (classes and practicals) commencing in the second week of trimester 3 at Burwood (Melbourne) including field trips visiting fur seal and sea bird colonies.  Some assessments due after intensive short course finishes.

Note:

Please note that entry to this unit is via application and requires approval of the Unit Chair.

Content

Marine wildlife - marine mammals, birds and reptiles - present particular conservation challenges with many species currently listed as threatened. This unit covers the diversity of marine wildlife groups, the role of wildlife in marine systems, the ecological and physiological adaptations of wildlife to the marine environment (including life history traits and basic biology), and the threatening processes and major issues affecting the conservation of marine wildlife in Australia (e.g. commercial fisheries, human disturbance, marine debris). Field-based techniques for studying marine wildlife will also be covered.

Assessment

Practical reports/assignments (5 x 10%) 50%, oral presentation 10%, class test 40%

Unit Fee Information

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