Marine Ecology

Course code MARI2320Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences

Focuses on specific marine ecological concepts, recognising the importance, complexity and fragile aspects of the marine environment. Topics include the effects of oceanographic factors on marine organisms, marine sediment ecology, marine habitats, nutrient cycles and human impacts.

Students who have passed MARI2900 may not enrol in MARI2320. Students who have passed MARI2900 can not count MARI2320 towards their degree.

In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Workplace Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this compulsory course component in the course outline provided by the school.

Available in 2015

OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of the course students will
1. be prepared for more advanced marine ecological courses
2. have a framework of knowledge and experience for the more practical work requirements of marine ecological courses.
Content1.Marine Biogeography
2.Oceanographic Factors and Effects on Marine Organisms.
3.Marine Sediment Ecology
4.Marine Habitats
a) Marine provinces (zones)
b) Pelagic habitats
c) Benthic habitats
d) Intertidal habitats
e) Estuaries
f) Deep ocean

5.Special Habitat Types:
a) Sea grasses
b) Mangroves
c) Saltmarshes
d) Coral reefs
e) Kelp beds
f) Plankton

6.Special Topics:
a) Island ecology
b) Symbiotic relationships
c) Reproductive ecology
d) Fisheries
e) Nutrient cycles
f) Human impacts
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionStudents who have passed MARI2900 may not enrol in MARI2320. Students who have passed MARI2900 can not count MARI2320 towards their degree.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMARI230O Marine Biology
B10L2070 Ecology
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsField Study
Lecture
Assessment Items
Examination: Class
Laboratory Exercises
Case Scenario/PBL exercises
Quiz - Class
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentWHS-Safety Induction or Risk Assessment. Compulsory Course Component: In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory safety induction.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MARI2320