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MARI401 Advanced Methods in Marine Science

(20 points, full year)
Skills workshops - Nine 1-to-3 hour workshops, Mondays at 10am
Departmental Seminars – every week of the semester, Tuesdays at 4 pm
Statistics workshops - Eight 1-to-3 hour workshops, Wednesdays at 10 am
Field courses – One field course in April, one in late June.

Course Coordinator: Professor Abigail Smith - abby.smith@otago.ac.nz

This paper is central to postgraduate study in Marine Science, and is required for students enrolled in any of our fourth year programmes: the Postgraduate Diploma, Honours and Masters degrees in MarineScience or Applied Science (Aquaculture and Fisheries). Occasionally students in other programmes who have a strong interest in marine science may be admitted.

The purpose of the paper is to provide practical and theoretical experience in applying fundamental methods and research skills in marine science. There are three components: 1) workshops addressing research skills; 2) statistical workshops; 3) field trips. Students must attend two of the three field trips offered: Linking Biological and Environmental Variability (Wellington Harbour), Marine Acoustics (Leigh Marine Lab, north of Auckland), and Physical Marine Systems, Deep Cove, Doubtful Sound, Fiordland. Travel, food and accommodation at the field courses is provided

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