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MB3270 - Coastal, Estuarine and Mangrove Ecosystems

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

A study of the components and functioning of wetland and estuarine ecosystems, with particular emphasis on tropical systems.

Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire proficiency in observation, recording, evaluation and reporting of scientific information;
  • Acquire hands-on understanding of the science of these natural systems;
  • Gain experience in scientific problem-solving and decision making;
  • Consolidate the basic knowledge of biological and ecological principles acquired in previous studies;
  • Acquire proficiency in scientific communications.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (10%) - Individual
  • research proposal/grant application 20% Technical report 35% - (55%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (15%) - Individual.
Students enrolling in this subject should have an excellent understanding of level 2 science particularly ecological principles (MB2050 or BS2460 or equivalents) and must have completed SC2202 or SC2209 or MB2050 or equivalent.
Prerequisites: BS1007 OR BZ1007 AND (MB2050 OR BS2460) AND (SC2202 OR SC2209 OR BS2001 OR BZ2001)
MB3279 MB5270


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Nathan Waltham
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Nathan Waltham, Dr Janine Sheaves, Professor Marcus Sheaves.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours workshops
  • 17 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.