MB3160 - Evolution and Ecology of Reef Fishes
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Marine & Tropical Biology (pre 2015)
This subject requires prior approval from the program co-ordinator. All students must
meet the pre-requisite requirements.
The biology of coral reef fishes with an emphasis on species from reefs and adjacent
waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The subject covers the ecology, morphology, systematics
and evolution of coral reef fishes. Practical work includes a laboratory and field
program that introduces functional morphology, ecology and field identification of
coral reef fishes. This subject will also provide an introduction to laboratory and
field research methods.
- critically evaluate both the methods and outcomes of reef fish research;
- identify the major groups of reef fishes and their ecological and morphological characteristics;
- understand the functional morphology, ecology and evolution of these fishes and to
use this knowledge in assessing the role of fishes on coral reefs;
- understand and be familiar with the methods used to study the ecology of reef fishes;
- have demonstrable knowledge of the current literature relevant to reef fish evolution
|Students enrolled in this subject should have a good understanding of evolutionary
biology and biogeography of marine organisms (eg MB2070) and vertebrate anatomy (eg
ZL1001). A basic knowledge of the ecology of marine systems (eg MB2050, MB2060) is
also necessary. A minimum mark of Credit in MB2070 or equivalent is required for entry
in this subject.
||MB2050 AND MB2060 AND A MINIMUM MARK OF CREDIT IN MB2070 (OR MB5070 OR EQUIVALENT)
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
||Professor David Bellwood
||Professor David Bellwood, Dr Orpha Bellwood.
- 26 hours lectures
- 24 hours practicals
- 29 hours fieldwork
||end of semester exam (60%); essays (15%); laboratory project (15%); oral presentation (10%).
Enrolment in this offering is restricted.
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