MB5004 - Marine Conservation Biology
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
Available to Graduate Diploma of Research Methods, Graduate Certificate of Science,
Graduate Diploma of Science, Master of Applied Science, Graduate Certificate of Development
Practice, Graduate Diploma of Development Practice, Master of Science and Master of
Ecological overview of human impacts on and conservation of, tropical marine populations,
species, habitats and ecosystems. Examination of the types and scales of threatening
processes and how their effects are measured, with emphasis on coral reefs and mangroves.
Further topics will include conservation genetics, endangered populations and species,
marine reserve design, biodiversity, seascape ecology and restoration ecology, with
case studies on marine invertebrates, fishes, reptiles and mammals. Students will
be required to attend lectures, seminars, practicals and field trips in MB3200.
|Students enrolling in this subject should have an undergraduate degree in a relevant
discipline (eg biology or environmental science) or have acquired equivalent knowledge
through other study. They should have an excellent understanding of science subjects,
particularly ecology and biostatistics. This subject should be taken in conjunction
with MB5300 Sampling and Experimental Design.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 27-Aug-2020
||Professor Geoffrey Jones
||Professor Geoffrey Jones, Professor Marcus Sheaves, Dr Maya Srinivasan.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 26 hours lectures
- 13 hours tutorials
- 4 hours practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
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