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MB3270 - Wetland and Estuarine Ecosystems

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Marine & Environmental Sciences

A study of the components and functioning of wetland and estuarine ecosystems, with particular emphasis on tropical systems.

Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire proficiency in observation, recording, evaluation and reporting of scientific information;
  • Acquire hands-on understanding of the science of these natural systems;
  • Gain experience in scientific problem-solving and decision making;
  • Consolidate the basic knowledge of biological and ecological principles acquired in previous studies;
  • Acquire proficiency in scientific communications.
Students enrolling in this subject should have an excellent understanding of level 2 science particularly ecological principles (MB2060 or BZ2440) and must have completed BZ2001 or MB2060 or equivalent.
Prerequisites: (BZ2001 OR BS2001 OR AG2001) OR MB2060
MB3279 MB5270


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: Professor Marcus Sheaves
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Professor Marcus Sheaves.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 6 hours practicals
  • 17 hours fieldwork
Assessment: presentations (15%); assignments (85%).

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