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MB5004 - Marine Conservation Biology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: 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 Development Practice.

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.
Prerequisites: Consult HoS


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Professor Geoffrey Jones
Lecturers: Professor Geoffrey Jones, Professor Marcus Sheaves, Dr Maya Srinivasan.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 4 hours practicals
  • 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.