FRESHWATER ECOLOGY

WEM2FRE

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will cover the hydrological, chemical, biological, ecological and environmental processes in the freshwater environment with emphasis on lakes, rivers and wetlands. The ecology of the microbial system, phytoplankton, zooplankton, macroinvertebrates, and fish communities of inland waters will form the major component of the subject. Students will also examine major management issues associated with the impacts of human activities such as water extraction, pollution, land-water interactions and land clearance on water quality and river health.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEwen Silvester

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CHE1BAS or CHE1CHF or CHE1GEN

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects WEM2EPA, WEM2EPB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEwen Silvester

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 12 - 22
One 3.0 days field trip per study period on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 11
Five 3.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 11 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Exam (2 hours) End of semester65
Oral presentation (20 mins) Week 410
Practical Report (2000 words) Week 825