Introduction to Marine and Antarctic Science B
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- 10 Jul 2023
Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Identify oceanographic process influencing spatial and temporal productivity in estuarine, coastal, open ocean and ice-covered environments.
- Explain the effect of southern high-latitude regions on the Earth’s climate, oceans and weather.
- Describe the role of ocean physics, chemistry, biology and geology through their connectivity in the natural system.
- Explain the critical components of food webs in (sub) tropical, temperate, sub-Antarctic and Antarctic marine ecosystems.
- Explain how marine organisms respond to natural and human-mediated environmental change.
- Introduction / Geology
- Atmospheric Science
- Physical Oceanography
- Chemical Oceanography
- Biological Oceanography
- Benthic ecology and ecosystem services
- Tropical and temperate Reef ecosystems
- Birds and Mammals of the Southern Ocean
- Anthropogenic stressors
- Climate Change and Review
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This subject introduces students to the science disciplines underpinning the study of marine and Antarctic environments and the application of science to solve problems in marine and Antarctic disciplines. It provides the foundational skills and knowledge for students in the Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science for specialised study in years 2 and 3.
Topics that are covered include:
• an understanding of Gondwana and geology of Antarctica, sub-Antarctic islands and the surrounding ocean;
• ice and climate studies;
• the physical and chemical nature of the Southern Ocean;
• the terrestrial and marine environment of the Antarctic, sub-Antarctic and cool temperate areas, including plants, animals, birds and fish;
• the impact of humans on marine and Antarctic environments, including the study of global climate change.
The students will be benefit from lectures delivered by experts in their field, including guest lecturers, and further develop their understanding through in-class debates.
- Essay (25%)
- Quizzes (10%)
- Final Exam (40%)
- Minor Essay Assignment (15%)
- Tutorial Attendance and Participation (10%)
Current study term: 09 Jul 23 to 15 Oct 23
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