ALGOLOGY AND ZOOPLANKTON
Credit points: 15
This subject introduces students to the production of various species of microalgae (phytoplankton) and zooplankton in aquaculture facilities. Students will develop an understanding of invertebrate zoology and taxonomy, the general features and composition of freshwater and marine algae and invertebrates. Key areas to be investigated include the establishment and maintenance of culture systems of a wide variety of species and their commercial potential. Students will develop knowledge and practical skills relevant to industry including quantification, harvesting and preservation of micro-algae and zooplankton in natural water.
SchoolSchool of Life Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Prerequisites Admission into SBATE
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Algal culturing techniques||Recommended||Anderson, R 2005||ACADEMIC PRESS, NEW YORK, USA|
|Readings||Biodiesel from Microalgae||Recommended||Chisti, Y 2007||BIOTECHNOLOGY ADVANCES, VOL. 25, NO. 3, PP. 294-306|
|Readings||Developmenta of rotifer strains with useful traits for rearing fish larvae.||Recommended||Hagiwara, A, Suga, K, Akazawa, A, Kotani, T & Sakakura, Y 2007||AQUACULTURE, VOL. 268, ISS, 1-4, PP 44-52|
|Readings||Effect of temperature and nitrogen concentration on the growth and lipid content of nannochloropsis occulata and chlorella vulgaris for biodiesel production||Recommended||Converti, A, Casazza, A, Ortiz, E, Perego, P & Borghi, M 2009||CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AND PROCESSING: PROCESS INTENSIFICATION, VOL. 28, NO.6, PP. 1146-1151|
|Readings||Handbook of microalgal culture: Biotechnology and applied phycology||Recommended||Richmond, A 2004||BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, OXFORD, UK|
|Readings||Lipid accumulation and CO2 utilization of nannochloropsis occulata in response to CO2 aeration.||Recommended||Chiu, S, Kao, C, Tsai, M, Ong, S, Chen, C & Lin, C 2008||BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 100, NO. 2, PP. 833-838|
|Readings||Live feed in marine aquaculture||Recommended||Stottrup, G & McEvoy, A 2003||BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, OXFORD, UK|
|Readings||Plankton culture manual||Recommended||Hoff, F & Snell, T 2004||6TH EDN, FLORIDA AQUA FARMS, FLORIDA, USA|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Use nutrition research and practices to enable live feed production in relation to algology and zooplankton.
- Using group discussion in workshop sessions and practical exercises in the laboratory and aquaculture facility, students gain knowledge based on research for zooplankton and algae nutrition.
02. Use taxonomy tools effectively to identify species composition of microalgae (phytoplankton) and zooplankton.
- Students will use group discussion in workshop sessions and practical sessions to effectively identify different species of algae and zooplankton. Keys using a variety of media will be used.
03. Apply management techniques and methods to an algology or zooplankton enterprise.
- Workshop sessions will provide the basic knowledge of management techniques for an algology or zooplankton enterprise. Practical sessions in the aquaculture facilities and field visits will supplement and expand this knowledge. Small groups will develop management plans and present them to the class.
04. Use applicable scientific terminology appropriately.
- Group discussions in workshop sessions will help all assessment exercises to use applicable scientific terminology and referencing. Presentations by groups will be at a standard scientific acceptable and individual and group tutoring will be used.
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Epping, 2019, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Group case study (500-words per student)||30||01, 03, 04|
|Two literature reviews (1,000-words each - total 2,000-words equivalent)||20||01, 02, 03, 04|
|Two practical demonstrations x 20 minutes each (350-words equivalent each, total 700-words equiv.)||30||01, 02|
|Practical Workbook (1,000- words equivalent)||20||02, 03|