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The Galapagos is the 'mecca' of biological studies. The islands that make up the Galapagos archipelago have a unique flora, fauna, geology and oceanography that is located on the equator. Impacts on coastal waters are primarily from interannual variation in the oceanography (especially El Nino/La Nina) and, to a lesser extent fisheries and tourism. An understanding of tropical marine environments requires knowledge of local biodiversity and how this can vary greatly by ocean. This subject focuses on the ecology of marine organisms in an environment of strong upwelling at the Galapagos Islands - on the Eastern side of the Pacific Ocean. The Galapagos is subjected to the extremes of warm water from El Nino and strong and cold upwelling from normal conditions and especially La Nina. The oceanography affecting the Galapagos also impacts Australia, accordingly trans-Pacific linkages are discussed. Biogeographically the area has a strong eastern Pacific flavour and unique species diversity due to upwelling. The subject will enhance core ecological skills and will provide an increased knowledge of marine organisms on tropical reefs of the world and, while enhancing an understanding of steep to sustain a world heritage area.
There are additional charges for this subject; please contact the School for details.
|prior knowledge of marine biology, statistics and sampling designs|
|Townsville, Study Period 7, Intensive|
|Census Date 06-Jul-2023|
|Face to face teaching 03-Jul-2023 to 12-Jul-2023|
|Coord/Lect:||Professor Michael Kingsford.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
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