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Interactions of biological and physical processes in the ocean and how physical processes regulate productivity and distribution of organisms in oceanic and coastal ecosystems, from the microscale to the macroscale.
Understanding the relationships among biology, chemistry, physics and geology in the coastal and nearshore zone is essential, especially in a time of changing climate and increasing concern about environmental degradation. This paper explores current and relevant interdisciplinary topics in the marine environment, ranging from the very small scale to the global. We will learn from experts, consider the published literature, and get our feet wet in the field (both coastal and open ocean) as well.
|Paper title||Coastal and Shelf Seas Oceanography|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,110.75|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- MARI 201 (or OCEN 201 prior to 2022)
- OCEN 322
- Schedule C
Professor Abby Smith (email@example.com)
- Teaching staff
Course-Coordinator: Professor Abby Smith
Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems: Biological-Physical Interactions in the Oceans (3rd ed), by Kenneth Mann, 2005
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students will develop an integrated understanding of the interplay between physical and biological processes occurring in marine ecosystems at all scales, from less than a kilometre to the size of whole oceans.