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|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||College of Science and Engineering|
This is an introductory subject on the principles of marine chemistry and chemical ecology. Students will explore the marine world from a chemical viewpoint and look at both the organic and inorganic impacts. Topics may include the chemical components of seawater- major and trace elements, conservative and non-conservative elements, distribution of biolimiting compounds and speciation, ocean carbonate system, thermodynamics for aquatic chemistry, dissolved gases in seawater and redox chemistry in aquatic systems. The chemistry of soft corals and the ecological roles these metabolites play, as well as inorganic species in aquatic sediments will be explored and students will get hands on experience of these during the practical components of the subject. Other chemical ecology topics may include the chemistry of mollusc, tunicate, cone snails and nudibranchs, quorum sensing and marine chemical warfare.
|CH1002 or CH1012 recommended in addition to CH1001 or CH1011|
|Prerequisites:||(CH1001 OR CH1011)|
|Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal|
|Census Date 23-Mar-2023|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
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