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MARI450 Special Topic: Applied Estuarine Ecology

A multi-disciplinary science approach to understanding the functioning of soft-sediment coastal ecosystems, from fundamental ecological principles through to human impacts. Experimental field ecology is at the core of learning.

Paper title Special Topic: Applied Estuarine Ecology
Paper code MARI450
Subject Marine Science
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,655.16
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
BAppSc(Hons), PGDipSc, MSc

Teaching staff

Dr Candida Savage


Textbooks are not required - primary literature used.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research.
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Learning Outcomes

Engage in informed discussions related to the complexity and functioning of soft sediment ecosystems, how science is conducted in these systems, the science behind management/conservation, and possible solutions to challenges caused by human activities.

  • Critically evaluate relevant scientific literature
  • Collect and analyse field data using appropriate sampling strategies
  • Write a scientific report that is integrated with the relevant literature

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 09:00-16:50 27
Tuesday 09:00-16:50 27
Wednesday 09:00-16:50 27
Thursday 09:00-16:50 27
Friday 09:00-16:50 27
Sunday 09:00-16:50 26