|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||College of Science and Engineering|
This subject examines plankton and their interactions with the physical and chemical environment. Thematically we explore the following: structures in the ocean, sampling equipment and oceanography; nutrients, productivity, phytoplankton and upwelling; planktonic consumers in the sea as well as their distributions, behaviour and life cycles, jellyfish fisheries, the survival of larval fish to recruitment and relevance to fisheries; impacts and manipulation of plankton, global climate change, pollution and applications for aquaculture.
|Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of basic biological principles (eg BS1001) and marine systems (eg MB2050) and should have completed either SC2202 or SC2209 and MB2050 or equivalents.|
|Prerequisites:||(BS1007 OR BZ1007) AND MB2050 AND (SC2202 OR SC2209 OR BS2001 OR BZ2001)|
|MB5055 AND MB3059|
|Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal|
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019|
|Coordinator:||Dr Orpha Bellwood|
|Lecturers:||Professor Michael Kingsford, Professor Garry Russ, <Person not found>, Dr Orpha Bellwood.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (60%); essays (15%); field report (20%); online quizzes (5%).|
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.