|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||College of Science and Engineering|
Available to postgraduate students in the College of Marine and Environmental Science
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.|
|Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2|
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019|
|Coordinator:||Assoc. Professor Mia Hoogenboom|
|Lecturers:||Professor Andrew Hoey, Professor Sean Connolly, Assoc. Professor Mia Hoogenboom, Dr Allison Paley, Professor Morgan Pratchett.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (40%); assignments (15%); field project (20%); poster presentation and critique (25%).|
An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
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.