|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||College of Science and Engineering|
Available to Graduate Diploma of Research Methods, Graduate Certificate of Research Methods, Graduate Diploma of Science, Master of Applied Science and Master of Science students.
This subject examines plankton and their interactions with the physical and chemical environment. Thematically we explore the following: structures in the ocean, sampling equipment and oceanography; nutrients, productivity, phytoplankton and upwelling; planktonic consumers in the sea as well as their distributions, behaviour and life cycles, jellyfish fisheries, the survival of larval fish to recruitment and relevance to fisheries; impacts and manipulation of plankton, global climate change, pollution and applications for aquaculture.
|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 a good understanding of basic biological principles and marine systems and have completed a statistics subject (SC5202 or equivalent).|
|Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal|
|Census Date 26-Mar-2020|
|Coordinator:||Dr Orpha Bellwood|
|Lecturers:||Professor Michael Kingsford, Professor Garry Russ, Dr Orpha Bellwood.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
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.