|Student Contribution Band:||Band 4|
|Administered by:||School of Marine & Tropical Biology|
An introduction to the biology of corals and physiological processes involved in building reefs. An overview of the life histories of sessile, modular organisms, incorporating current research findings with respect to reproductive strategies and early life histories, algal symbiosis, and the evolutionary biology of corals. Aspects of the functional morphology and physiology of corals will be explored in relation to major issues impacting coral reefs, particularly bleaching and disease. A 2 day field trip will include an introduction to the taxonomy of reef-building corals and to lab and field research methods for the study of reef corals. The subject complements MB3190.
|Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of biometrics, ecological principles and invertebrate biology, and should have completed BS2001, MB2060 and MB2050 or equivalents. A minimum mark of Credit in MB2060 is required for entry in this subject.|
|Prerequisites:||BS2001 and A MINIMUM MARK OF CREDIT IN MB2060|
|MB3219 AND MB5400|
|Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal|
|Census Date 25-Mar-2010|
|Coord/Lect:||Empro Bette Willis.|
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (55%); assignments (25%); independent project (20%).|
|Restrictions:||Enrolment in this offering is restricted.|
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