MB3059 - Biological Oceanography (Advanced)
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Marine & Tropical Biology (pre 2015)
Available only to student enrolled in the BSc Marine Biology (Advanced Program)
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.
- to give a sense of the complex structure of the planktonic community over the full
scale of variation across space, time and body size;
- to give the student a new conceptual understanding of the ocean as a fabric of living
organisms, rather than as a mere water mass;
- to impress upon the student the fundamental significance of the plankton as the foundation
of the economy of the sea and the nursery for most of its species;
- to provide a practical familiarity with the techniques of plankton sampling, identification
|Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of basic biological
principles (eg BZ1001) and marine systems (eg MB2050) and should have completed either
BS2001 OR MB2060.
||(BS2001 OR BZ2001 OR AG2001) OR MB2060
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
||Professor Michael Kingsford
||<Person not found>, Professor Michael Kingsford, Professor Garry Russ, Mark McCormick.
- 26 hours lectures
- 26 hours practicals
- 13 hours workshops/Seminars
||end of semester exam (60%); (40%).
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