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MB2060 - Marine Ecology and Environmental Assessment

[Offered in even-numbered years in JCU Singapore. ]

Credit points: 03
Year: 2018
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Available to undergraduate students who have the appropriate prerequisites of biometry and/or statistics.

Overview of the study of tropical marine ecology. Introduction to natural and anthropogenic processes that influence marine communities. Explore methods used to describe, assess and model the marine environment. Emphasis on rigorous description, monitoring, impact assessment and experimentation. Introduction to role of ecologists in environmental management. An optional three hours of study skills lectures have been integrated into the subject to improve the general skills base of students.

Learning Outcomes

  • proficiency in the collection, handling and analysis of ecological data;
  • understand some of the practical applications of marine ecology;
  • understand the role of ecologists in environmental management;
  • the ability to design ecological sampling programs and experiments.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of level 1 biology, particularly zoology (eg BS1007 or equivalent), and should have completed a statistical subject (either SC2202 or SC2209 or MA1401 or equivalent).
Prerequisites: SC2202 OR SC2209 OR BS2001 OR BZ2001 OR AG2001 OR MA1401 and allow concurrent for SC2202 OR SC2209
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
MB5002

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 23-Aug-2018
Coordinator: Professor Mark McCormick
Lecturers: Professor Sean Connolly, Professor Mark McCormick.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 7 hours tutorials
  • 10 hours practicals
  • 7 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 8 hours fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (55%); quizzes or tests (10%); assignments (20%); three laboratory exercises; (15%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 05-Apr-2018
Coordinator: Professor Mark McCormick
Lecturer: Dr Neil Hutchinson.
Contact hours:
  • 28 hours lectures
  • 6 hours tutorials
  • 26 hours practicals
  • 8 hours fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (55%); quizzes or tests (10%); assignments (20%); three laboratory exercises (15%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 29-Nov-2018
Coordinator: Professor Mark McCormick
Contact hours:
  • 28 hours lectures
  • 6 hours tutorials
  • 26 hours practicals
  • 8 hours fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (55%); quizzes or tests (10%); assignments (20%); three laboratory exercises (15%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.