|Student Contribution Band:||Band 4|
|Administered by:||School of Marine & Tropical Biology|
Available to postgraduate students enrolled in Master of Applied Science, Postgraduate Diploma of Research Methods, Graduate Certificate of Research Methods, Graduate Diploma of Science, Graduate Certificate of Science with suitable background (invertebrate biology, statistics, computers), Graduate Certificate of Development Practice, Graduate Diploma of Development Practice, Master of Science or Masters of Development Practice.
A treatment of the major aspects of coral reef ecology, including population dynamics, reef community structure and diversity, effects of environmental disturbances, competition and predation, and reef management. Emphasis is on the mechanisms and processes that shape coral reef communities and how they respond to environmental change. The course combines the presentation of theoretical quantitative and conceptual models in lectures with laboratory computer exercises and a 3-day field project. The course content complements that of MB5400.
There are additional charges for this subject; please contact the School for details.
|Students enrolling in this subject should have an undergraduate degree in biology, ecology or environmental science, or have acquired equivalent knowledge through other study. Students enrolling in this subject should have a broad knowledge of biology and ecology (not necessarily for coral reef organisms), a high degree of competency in data manipulation and biological statistics (i.e. able to independently perform ANOVA, Chi-square, and Regression analyses), and comprehensive understanding of major considerations for designing ecological sampling programs and experiments.|
|MB3199 AND MB3190|
|Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal|
|Census Date 23-Aug-2012|
|Coordinator:||Professor Morgan Pratchett|
|Lecturers:||Professor Michael Kingsford, Professor Morgan Pratchett.|
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (45%); tutorial attendance and participation (5%); independent project(20%); (20%); laboratory assignments (30%); (30%).|
An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
Enrolment in this offering is restricted.
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.