MB3230 - Design and Analyses in Ecological Studies
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Marine & Tropical Biology (pre 2015)
This subject will examine both traditional methods and more advanced techniques in
the design and analysis of ecological studies. It will address a range of areas of
study commonly undertaken by marine biologists, particularly those involving animal
growth, descriptions of populations and communities. Each topic will be centred around
a case study using real data and will consider the biological background to the problem
and experimental design, statistical analysis and interpretation appropriate to the
- to encourage the ability to critically analyse and interpret field data and previously
published scientific studies, allowing students to develop their own conclusions and
- to facilitate students to develop competencies in scientific research, encompassing
verbal, written, practical and group contexts;
- to promote the development of problem solving skills, including the ability to tackle
- to provide the skills to present and interpret analyses in a biological context for
the biological and ecological literature.
|Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of biometrics
and ecological principles, and should have completed BS2001or MB2060 at a level of
Credit or better.
||Credit or better in (BS2001 OR BZ2001 OR AG2001) OR MB2060
|MB5230 AND MB3239
Study Period 2
|Census Date 28-Aug-2014
||Professor Marcus Sheaves
||Professor Marcus Sheaves, <Person not found>.
- 26 hours lectures
- 39 hours practicals
||quizzes or tests (40%); assignments (60%).
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and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest