EV5406 - Coral Reef Geomorphology
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
This subject examines the geomorphology of coral reefs, covering their evolution and
relationships between form and the physical, chemical and biotic processes that operate
on coral reefs.
- Identify and understand the physical and other conditions that influence coral reef
growth. Identify different reef types and understand the evolutionary processes that
underlie their development. identify/understand the nature and geomorphological significance
of recent and future environmental change on coral reefs. Understand the geomorphological
processes which are important for coral reef management. Understand the relationships
between coral reef geomorphology and the processes operating on reefs. Understand
the theories of reef origin and how coral reef morphologies have developed in the
context of Quaternary environmental change.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 23-Mar-2017
||Assoc. Professor Scott Smithers.
- 26 hours lectures
- 18 hours practicals - 6x3
||end of semester exam (40%); assignments (30%); (30%).
An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
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