MB3330 - Biology of Reef Corals
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Marine & Tropical Biology (pre 2015)
This is a field-based intensive subject which will provide an introduction to the
biology of corals and physiological processes involved in building reefs. Aspects
of the functional morphology and physiology of corals will be explored in relation
to major issues impacting coral reefs, particularly bleaching and disease. The practical
component will include an introduction to the taxonomy of reef-building corals and
to lab and field research methods for the study of reef corals.
- gain knowledge of the anatomical features and physiological specialisations of corals
that are keys to understanding how corals build reefs;
- gain awareness of issues underlying long-term conservation and management of coral
- gain a working knowledge of the identification and classification of the major families
and genera of reef-building corals;
- develop skills required for independent research through laboratory and field exercises
involving literature reviews, data collection, data analyses and critical interpretation;
- understand the biology of modular organisms using reef corals as a model.
|Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of biometrics,
ecological principles and invertebrate biology.
|MB3210 MB3219 MB5400 MB5550
Study Period 3
|Census Date 06-Feb-2014
|Face to face teaching
28-Jan-2014 to 07-Feb-2014
||Assoc. Professor Mia Hoogenboom
||Assoc. Professor Mia Hoogenboom, Professor Bette Willis.
- 18 hours lectures
- 22 hours practicals
- 34 hours fieldwork
||end of semester exam (55%); assignments (20%); field project report (25%).
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