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Topics in Australian Marine Science - BIOL877

This unit introduces students to current research undertaken in various disciplines of marine science in Australia. It is a multi-institutional unit taught at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) with contributions from the four University partners of SIMS. Lectures and tutorials will be taught by leading researchers in marine science. Topics cover physical and biological oceanography, climate change, molecular ecology, aquaculture, marine biology and marine geosciences. In practical classes, students will analyse and interpret remote-sensing data from the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS), which provides comprehensive information on the biological and physical processes of Australia's coastal and oceanic waters. This gives students hands-on experience in working with and analysing big data sets. BIOL877 is a core unit in Macquarie University’s Master of Marine Science and Management Degree.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Jane Williamson

Admission to MMarScMgt or MConsBiol or GradDipConsBiol or MPlan or MSc or MScInnovation Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): MAR801
Unit Designation(s):


Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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