|Student Contribution Band:||Band 4|
|Administered by:||School of Marine & Tropical Biology|
An examination of the enormous diversity of marine plants and plant-like organisms from unicellular microscopic organisms to mangrove forests. This subject will explore micro- and macroalgae, reef ecosystems, seagrasses, samphires (salt marshes) and mangroves; and life strategies such as symbioses, epiphytes and the movement of marine plants and plant-like organisms through their environment. Special emphases will be placed on commercial potential and uses of marine plant-like organisms, down-stream biological effects of anthropogenic activities on marine plant-like communities and using field studies where possible to illustrate coursework topics.
|Students enrolling in this subject should have completed four level 1 science subjects including chemistry (CH1001, BM1000 or CH1011 or equivalent), have a good understanding of level 1 cell biology and biochemistry (BZ1001 or equivalent), and general botany including cellular structure and function of plant cells (BZ1003 or equivalent), and mathematics. General zoology (BZ1004 or equivalent) is recommended.|
|Prerequisites:||(BT1001 OR BZ1003 OR AG1003 OR BZ2610) AND BZ1001 AND (CH1001 OR BM1000 OR CH1011)|
|BT2240 BZ5640 BZ2640|
|Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal|
|Census Date 22-Mar-2012|
|Coord/Lect:||<Person not found>.|
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (50%); practical examination (35%); on-course assessment (15%).|
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