Unit

School Of Science And Health

Aquatic EcologyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300929.1

Discipline: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Pauline Ross


Assumed Knowledge
Concepts of classification, evolution, taxonomy, cellular processes plant and animal structure and function, normal distribution, representative sampling, probability and uncertainty.


Equivalent Units
300465 - Aquatic Ecology, 300978 Marine and Aquatic Ecology

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 80 Credit Points at Level 1 and 40 credit points at Level 2.


Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
Temperate freshwater, estuarine and marine aquatic ecosystems play vital roles in providing food, water, recreation and other ecosystem services to human society and habitats for important species that make up global biodiversity. Yet aquatic habitats are the most threatened ecosystems on earth, under threat from global climate change and urbanisation. Through inquiry and problem solving this unit will equip students with the necessary techniques in experimental design and analysis needed to investigate aquatic ecosystems and knowledge of the main animal and plants in aquatic and marine ecosystems. The logic and philosophy of science, scientific studies and experimental analyses will be used to understand temperate aquatic ecosystems throughout this unit. On completion students will have the background knowledge and skills communicate to a range of audiences, so that they can contribute beneficially to management and/or conservation of waterways and oceans and the biodiversity within.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students must have covered footwear for field excursions.


Courses
2743.10Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
2743.8Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
2743.9Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
3658.6Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
3660.6Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of International StudiesCONTINUING
3670.1Bachelor of Natural Science (Animal Science)CONTINUING
3671.1Bachelor of Natural Science (Environmental Management)CONTINUING
3671.2Bachelor of Natural Science (Environmental Management)CONTINUING
3675.4Bachelor of ScienceCONTINUING
3676.4Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)CONTINUING
3677.2Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences)CONTINUING
3678.1Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)CONTINUING
3678.2Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)CONTINUING
3680.3Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)CONTINUING
3681.2Bachelor of Science (Zoology)CONTINUING
4748.2Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of BusinessCONTINUING
6004.1Diploma in Science/Bachelor of ScienceCONTINUING


Specialisations

M3046.1Aquatic BiologyCONTINUING
M3049.1Conservation BiologyCONTINUING
M3052.1General BiologyCONTINUING
M3056.1ZoologyCONTINUING
M3080.1General BiologyCONTINUING
M3082.1ZoologyCONTINUING
SM3040.1Aquatic EnvironmentsCONTINUING
SM3062.1Aquatic EnvironmentsCONTINUING




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