MARI 432 Subtidal Marine Ecology
Paper Value : 24 Points
Not Offered in 2012
Dr Steve Wing
This course seeks to expose postgraduate students in sciences
to advanced topics in subtidal marine ecology through a series of
lectures, laboratory sessions and field excursions covering a broad
array of subtidal marine habitats and sampling techniques. Each
day will consist of a morning field excursion dive followed by a
lecture and laboratory exercise expanding upon the morning's observations
and data collection. Field trips to Stewart Island and to Doubtful
Sound will provide access to remote and unique subtidal habitats.
Students will develop an in-depth knowledge of local subtidal organisms
and be provided with an opportunity to design and develop an field
Topics covered include :
- Taxonomy and trophic structure within kelp forest communities,
soft bottom communities, rocky reef communities and fjord communities;
- Techniques for quantifying; recruitment, growth and age, distribution
and abundance, community diversity and richness;
- Experimental design and methods.
The vehicle for exposure to these topics is through hands-on applied
research projects in subtidal ecology. The course will consist of
three group projects with each participant responsible for a defined
MARI 301 or MARI 414 and MARI 416 or permission of Head of Department
the Subtidal Marine Ecology
brochure in PDF format.
the Subtidal Marine
Ecology poster in PDF format.