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Coral Reef Biology - BIOL3016

Year - 2018

Coral Reef Biology is an intensive unit held at a research station on the Great Barrier Reef. The unit focuses on the dominant taxa in coral reef environments and the linkages between them. Emphasis is placed on the biological adaptations for life in tropical waters and the ecological, oceanographic and physiological processes involved. Aspects covered include: processes influencing the distribution of coral reefs, symbiosis, reef connectivity, lagoon systems, nutrient cycling and the impacts of climate change and other anthropogenic pressures on the world's corals reefs.

Classes
Fieldwork 80 hours block mode (during July)

Assessment
Participation in field work, essay, project report and an exam (100%)

Additional information
This unit requires School permission to enrol; please see the School of Life and Environmental Sciences website for details on how to apply. Entry into the unit is based on placement availability and selection is competitive based on academic performance in the pre-requisite units of study. Academic performance in any Senior BIOL units of study may also be considered.

Pre-requisites

[12cp of BIOL2XXX] OR [6cp from BIOL2XXX and (MBLG2X72 or GEGE2X01 or GENE2002)]

Prohibitions

BIOL3916 or BIOL2020 or BIOL2920 or NTMP3001

Details

Faculty: Science

Intensive July

25 Jun 2018

Department/School: Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 27 Jul 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Will Figueira
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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