|National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour||Session 2||Session 2|
Examines local and ocean climate systems and the way humans are altering the global climate, the impact that this may have on individual organisms and ecosystems, and the capacity for organisms to acclimatise or adapt to these changes. Specifically examines changes in the oceans carbon cycle, ocean acidification and ocean warming. Examines how marine organisms and communities may be affected by, adapt and acclimatise to ocean acidification and warming. Examines how overharvesting and habitat alteration is causing unprecedented shifts in marine biodiversity and community structure. Students critically analyse advanced issues in the field and laboratory.
The marine CaCO3 cycle and ocean acidification
Biological impacts of ocean acidification
Climate weather and warming
Effects of ocean acidification and warming on early development of invertebrates
Biological effects of warming
Interactions between warming and acidification
Universal effects of climate change
Oxygen minimum zones
Trophic downgrading and shifting baselines
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate an understanding of ocean carbonate cycle||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||explain the reasons for and possible effects of ocean acidification on marine invertebrates, fish, seaweeds and species interactions||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||discuss the theoretical basis for the impact of global warming on marine organisms and the three predicted universal responses of climate change on marine organisms||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||critically discuss the diversity of marine microbial organisms and how they might respond to a changing ocean climate||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||examine how multiple stressors are eroding the diversity and function of marine ecosystems||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|6||design, conduct, analyse and interpret manipulative laboratory experiments in relation to marine biology||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|7||appraise evidence for the likelihood of genetic adaptation to a changing climate marine organisms.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
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Teaching and assessment
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