|National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour||Session 1||Session 1|
Examines the range of natural marine communities occurring on rocky substrates, their ecological structure and function, links between communities, and their responses to natural and human-induced disturbances. Students will be actively involved with quantitative field studies of various subtropical marine communities.
The schedule of topics is spread between lectures, field studies, workshops and laboratory classes:
Principles of community ecology (a refresher)
Communities of rocky shores
Communities of subtidal reefs
Aspects of functional ecology
Communities as sentinels of change (case studies)
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||describe the main types of hard marine substrates and the biota that inhabits them||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||explain the primary biotic and abiotic processes affecting marine organisms in different habitats||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||discuss the suitability of different communities for monitoring environmental condition.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Connell, SD & Gillanders, BM , 2007, Marine Ecology, Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN: 9780195553024.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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