MB3160 - Evolution and Ecology of Reef Fishes
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
This subject requires prior approval from the subject co-ordinator. All students must
meet the pre-requisite requirements.
The biology of coral reef fishes with an emphasis on species from reefs and adjacent
waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The subject covers the ecology, morphology, systematics
and evolution of coral reef fishes. Practical work includes a laboratory and field
program that introduces functional morphology, ecology and field identification of
coral reef fishes. This subject will also provide an introduction to laboratory and
field research methods.
- be able to critically evaluate both the methods and outcomes of reef fish research;
- be able to identify the major groups of reef fishes and their ecological and morphological
- understand and be familiar with the methods used to study the ecology of reef fishes;
- have demonstrable knowledge of the current literature relevant to reef fish evolution
- understand the functional morphology, ecology and evolution of these fishes and use
this knowledge in assessing the role of fishes on coral reefs.
- end of semester exam (65%)
- written assignment (10%)
- laboratory project (25%).
|Students enrolled in this subject should have a good understanding of evolutionary
biology (eg BS2470), biogeography of marine organisms (eg MB2070) and vertebrate anatomy
(eg BS1007). A basic knowledge of the ecology of marine systems (eg MB2050, MB2060
OR BS2460) is also necessary. A minimum mark of Credit in BS2470 or MB2070 or equivalent
is required for entry in this subject.
||MB2050 and (MB2060 or BS2460) and a minimum mark of CREDIT in BS2470 or MB2070 (or
MB5070 or equivalent)
Study Period 1
|Census Date 26-Mar-2020
||Professor David Bellwood
||Professor David Bellwood, Dr Orpha Bellwood.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 25 hours lectures
- 33 hours practicals
- 4 days fieldwork
- assessment and self-directed study
An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
Enrolment in this offering is restricted.
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