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BIOL3008 - Marine Field Ecology
Faculty of Science - 6 credit points
HECS Band six
Domestic Fee: $3,900
International Fee: $4,500
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Biological Sciences
Offered session(s): 107
Assumed knowledge: BIOL2018 or GEOS2115. BIOL (3006 or 3906). Prior completion of one of these units is very strongly recommended.
Prerequisites: 12 credit points of Intermediate Biology; or 6 credit points of Intermediate BIOL and one of ENVI (2111 or 2911) or GEOS (2115 or 2915).
Prohibitions: BIOL3908
Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Ross Coleman

Classes: Intensive 8 day-field course held in the pre-semester break.

Assessment: Discussion groups, research project proposal, biodiversity survey report, data analysis and checking, research project report (100%)

Textbooks: No textbook is prescribed but Coastal Marine Ecology of Temperate Australia. Eds. Underwood, A.J. & Chapman, M.G. 1995. University of New South Wales Press, provides useful background reading.
This field course provides a practical introduction to the experimental analysis of marine populations and assemblages. Students gain experience using a range of intertidal sampling techniques and develop a detailed understanding of the logical requirements necessary for manipulative ecological field experiments. No particular mathematical or statistical skills are required for this subject. Group experimental research projects in the field are the focus of the unit during the day, with lectures and discussion groups about the analysis of experimental data and current issues in experimental marine ecology occurring in the evening.Dates: 30 June - 8 July 2012.
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