SLE242 - Quantitative Marine Ecology


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 3: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Intensive: 2 week intensive unit held in weeks 2 and 3 (plus four additional contact hours in weeks 4 and 5), with some assessments due after the intensive period. 

Week 2: 12 hour of classes, 4 x 1 hour workshops.
Week 3: 5 x 4 hour practicals at the Deakin University Queenscliff Marine Science Centre.
Week 4: 1 x 1 hour workshop.
Week 5: 1 x 3 hour workshop.

Practical activities for students enrolled at the Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campus will be conducted at the Deakin University Queenscliff Marine Science Centre.


In Quantitative Marine Ecology, you will learn about the features and function of marine systems with particular focus on life histories, dispersal, migrations and population, community, ecosystem and landscape ecology.  The unit will also explore the techniques and methods of undertaking marine ecological research, including experimental and sampling design, data collection, and statistical analysis of data and presentation of the research results.  Students will participate in a group project to design, execute, analyse and interpret observational and experimental studies of marine animals in field and laboratory settings.

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