The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

Teaches experimental design and statistical methodology that is essential for Ecological and Environmental studies. Leading on from the 1st year statistics and 2nd year Ecological courses, this course takes the student through the current best practice techniques in Experimental Marine Ecology. Topics covered, such as the design and implementation of experiments, detection of environmental impacts, and statistical analysis of data from marine ecological experimentation, will allow the student to apply the necessary skills in the field and laboratory.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Design and implement experiments and statistical analysis of data from Marine Ecological experimentation at an advanced level.

2. Apply these necessary advanced skills and techniques in experimental design and analysis in field and in the laboratory using real Marine Ecological settings.

3. Demonstrate advanced writing skills, suitable for the presentation of scientific results in a variety of professional settings

4. Critically evaluate experimental designs and analyses from scientific literature and consultancy reports


Content

  1. Philosophical and logical framework of ecological studies
  2. Population parameters and frequency distributions
  3. Sampling techniques
  4. Analysis of spatial pattern and distribution of organisms
  5. Analyses of associations between organisms
  6. Experimental Designs in Ecology
  7. Detection of ecological impacts
  8. Multivariate approaches in ecology

Assumed knowledge

MARI3320Ecological MethodologyTeaches experimental design and statistical methodology that is essential for Ecological and Environmental studies. Leading on from the 1st year statistics and 2nd year Ecological courses, this course takes the student through the current best practice techniques in Experimental Marine Ecology. Topics covered, such as the design and implementation of experiments, detection of environmental impacts, and statistical analysis of data from marine ecological experimentation, will allow the student to apply the necessary skills in the field and laboratory.FSCITFaculty of Science723School of Environmental and Life Sciences1030005940Semester 1 - 2019CENTRALCSTOurimbah2019STAT1070 Statistics for the Sciences

ENVS2004 Ecology Philosophical and logical framework of ecological studies Population parameters and frequency distributions Sampling techniques Analysis of spatial pattern and distribution of organisms Analyses of associations between organisms Experimental Designs in Ecology Detection of ecological impacts Multivariate approaches in ecology YOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Design and implement experiments and statistical analysis of data from Marine Ecological experimentation at an advanced level.2Apply these necessary advanced skills and techniques in experimental design and analysis in field and in the laboratory using real Marine Ecological settings.3Demonstrate advanced writing skills, suitable for the presentation of scientific results in a variety of professional settings4Critically evaluate experimental designs and analyses from scientific literature and consultancy reports Formal Examination: Formal ExaminationQuiz: Class quizReport: Laboratory reports OurimbahComputer LabFace to Face On Campus3hour(s)per Week for8Weeks0Field StudyFace to Face Off Campus3hour(s)per Week for3Weeks0LaboratoryFace to Face On Campus3hour(s)per Week for4Weeks0LectureFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:General Course Requirements:Laboratory: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions.In order to participate in this course students must complete a compulsory safety induction.


Assessment items

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Quiz: Class quiz

Report: Laboratory reports


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Laboratory: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. - In order to participate in this course students must complete a compulsory safety induction.

Contact hours

Ourimbah

Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks

Field Study

Face to Face Off Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 3 Weeks

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 4 Weeks

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term