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BIOL3908: Marine Field Ecology (Advanced)

This unit has the same objectives as Marine Field Ecology BIOL3008, and is suitable for students wishing to pursue certain aspects of marine field ecology in a greater depth. Entry is restricted and selection is made from applicants on the basis of past performance. Students taking this unit of study will be expected to take part in a number of additional tutorials after the field course on advanced aspects of experimental design and analysis and will be expected to incorporate these advanced skills into their analyses and project reports. This unit may be taken as part of the BSc(Advanced).

Code BIOL3908
Academic unit Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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An average mark of 75 or above in 12 credit points of BIOL2XXX or [6 credit points of BIOL2XXX and (AVBS2XXX or ENVX2001)]
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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BIOL3008 or BIOL2028 or BIOL2928

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. evaluate and discuss the concepts associated with experimental analysis of marine populations and assemblages
  • LO2. develop a detailed, advanced understanding of the logical requirements necessary for manipulative ecological field experiments
  • LO3. gain advanced experience using a range of ecological sampling techniques
  • LO4. critically read, evaluate and synthesise information from the primary literature
  • LO5. conduct complex analysis of data
  • LO6. communicate your findings concisely and scientifically in both written and graphical forms.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.