MB2090 - Tropical Marine Ecosystems
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Marine & Tropical Biology (pre 2015)
An introduction to marine biology and ecology. A description of tropical marine ecosystems,
with a focus on mangrove and coastal ecosystems, coral reefs and seagrass ecosystems.
An examination of reproduction and dispersal of marine organisms. A brief review of
the influence of man on marine systems.
- to identify and understand some of the major techniques used to collect data from
marine ecosystems, emphasising the advantages and disadvantages of a range of techniques;
- to identify the major components common to all marine ecosystems;
- to identify, compare and contrast a variety of common marine ecosystems, especially
coral reef, seagrass and mangrove ecosystems, using the ecosystem components previously
identified as a basis;
- to promote competency and familiarity of students to field work;
- to review the major processes involved in reproduction in marine organisms.
|Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of level 1 biology,
particularly zoology (eg BZ1001, ZL1001 or BZ1004).
Study Period 2
|Census Date 28-Aug-2014
|Face to face teaching
(Consult School for on-campus attendance requirements)
||Professor Michael Kingsford
||Professor Michael Kingsford, Dr Neil Hutchinson, <Person not found>, Dr Maya Srinivasan.
- 26 hours lectures
- 14 hours fieldwork
||end of semester exam (40%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); essays (20%); assignments (20%).
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