SLE244 - Marine Ecology


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value: 0.125

Any 1 of SIT190, SIT194 or SLE251



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking learning and assessment activities in this unit. This includes class time, designated learning activities in the practical sessions and field trip, assessment tasks, readings and study time.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour classes per week delivered on campus (recorded/streamed)
1 x 2- hour classes per week delivered online (pre-recorded)
4 x 3 hours practicals per trimester
1 field trip per trimester

In-person attendance requirements

In-person attendance compulsory for the 4 x 3 hour practicals per trimester
In-person attendance compulsory for field trip per trimester
In-person attendance is strongly encouraged for 1 x 1-hour class delivered on campus


In Marine Ecology, you will learn about the features and function of marine systems with particular focus on life histories, dispersal, migrations and populations, communities, ecosystems, landscape ecology, and climate change. In addition, we will highlight how this ecological knowledge can help in the management and conservation of marine resources. 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 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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