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|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||College of Science and Engineering|
This subject requires prior approval from the program co-ordinator. All students must meet the pre-requisite requirements.
An introduction to the biology of corals and physiological processes involved in building reefs. An overview of the life histories of sessile, modular organisms, incorporating current research findings with respect to reproductive strategies and early life histories, algal symbiosis, and the evolutionary biology of corals. Aspects of the functional morphology and physiology of corals will be explored in relation to major issues impacting coral reefs, particularly bleaching and disease. A 2 day field trip to Orpheus Island Research Station will include an introduction to the taxonomy of reef-building corals and to lab and field research methods for the study of reef corals. The subject complements MB3190.
|Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of biometrics, ecological principles and invertebrate biology. A minimum mark of Credit in MB2060 OR BS2460 is required for entry in this subject.|
|Prerequisites:||(SC2202 OR SC2209 OR BS2001 OR BZ2001 OR AG2001) and at least a result of CREDIT in MB2060 OR BS2460|
|MB3219 MB3330 MB5400 MB5550|
|Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal|
|Census Date 25-Mar-2021|
|Coordinator:||Assoc. Professor David Bourne|
|Lecturers:||Dr Allison Paley, Assoc. Professor David Bourne, Empro Bette Willis.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
Enrolment in this offering is restricted.
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.