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MB3279 - Coastal and Estuarine Ecosystems (Advanced)

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Marine & Tropical Biology (pre 2015)

Available only to students enrolled in the BSc Marine Biology (Advanced Program)

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 land ecological printiples acquired in previous studies;
  • Acquire proficiency in scientific communications.
Students enrolling in this subject should have an excellent understanding of level 2 science particularly marine systems and ecological principles (eg MB2050, BZ2440) and must have completed BS2001 or MB2060 or equivalent to a level of Credit or better.
Prerequisites: MB2060 OR (BZ2001 OR BS2001 OR AG2001)
MB3270 MB5270


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Professor Marcus Sheaves
Lecturers: Professor Marcus Sheaves, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 15 hours tutorials
  • 6 hours practicals
  • 17 hours fieldwork
Assessment: on-course tests and presentations (50%); assignments (50%).

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.