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Unit description

Provides an understanding of the structure and function of freshwater aquatic ecosystems and emphasises the need for their careful management. The importance of water as the medium for abiotic and biotic components is discussed in context with human influence on aquatic ecosystems.

Unit content

  1. Water and the aquatic environment
  2. Wetland hydrology
  3. Wetland chemistry
  4. Wetland biology
  5. Wetland habitats
  6. Ecosystem functions of wetlands
  7. Constructed wetlands
  8. Management of wetlands.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1describe the major physical, chemical and biological characteristics of wetland ecosystems including natural, artificial and disturbed systems
2discuss human impacts upon wetland ecosystems and related management issues
3demonstrate research skills in the field
4prepare concise and accurate reports on wetland ecosystems and contribute to the rational management of aquatic resources

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the major physical, chemical and biological characteristics of wetland ecosystems including natural, artificial and disturbed systems
  2. discuss human impacts upon wetland ecosystems and related management issues
  3. demonstrate research skills in the field
  4. prepare concise and accurate reports on wetland ecosystems and contribute to the rational management of aquatic resources

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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