Prerequisites BIOL102 Principles of Ecology Teaching Organisation 6 hours per week for twelve weeks or equivalent.
This unit covers ecological principles and concepts, particularly as they apply to the marine environment. It provides students with an appreciation of the range and diversity of marine habitats and the interaction of organisms within them with a particular emphasis on temperate systems. The practical aspects of sampling and undertaking research in both temperate and tropical waters will be covered during field camps. Management and topical issues relating to the protection of these systems will be discussed.