|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.|