|Course code MARI2320||Units 10||Level 2000||Faculty 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 Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this compulsory course component in the course outline provided by the school.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||On 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.
2.Oceanographic Factors and Effects on Marine Organisms.
3.Marine Sediment Ecology
a) Marine provinces (zones)
b) Pelagic habitats
c) Benthic habitats
d) Intertidal habitats
f) Deep ocean
5.Special Habitat Types:
a) Sea grasses
d) Coral reefs
e) Kelp beds
a) Island ecology
b) Symbiotic relationships
c) Reproductive ecology
e) Nutrient cycles
f) Human impacts
|Transition||Students who have passed MARI2900 may not enrol in MARI2320. Students who have passed MARI2900 can not count MARI2320 towards their degree.|
|Assumed Knowledge||MARI230O Marine Biology |
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Field Study|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for MARI2320|