Antarctic and Southern Ocean marine ecosystems, and biological adaptations to these challenging environments. Responses (via adaptation) of high-latitude marine species to past and future climate change.
New Zealand is closely linked with Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, both physically and biologically. This paper is an opportunity to explore Antarctic and Southern Ocean marine ecosystems at the physical and biological level and inhabitants adapted to some of the most challenging marine environments on the planet. A central theme of this paper is to examine the response (via adaptation) of Antarctic and Southern Ocean marine ecosystems and organisms to past and future climate change and to direct human impacts. Key to this theme is understanding the interaction between physical and biological processes at these high latitudes. The University of Otago has extensive research expertise in the region, and this paper will be taught by scientists at the forefront of current research on Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.
|Paper title||Antarctic and Southern Ocean Science|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,566.65|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,793.66|
- Admission subject to approval from Head of Department.
- Teaching staff
- Course Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Miles Lamare
- Teaching Arrangements
Seminars: Tuesdays 9am-12pm
Lab: Some Fridays
Please contact the department if there are discrepancies with the timetable at the bottom of this page.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation,
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students increase their understanding of the latest interdisciplinary research undertaken in the Southern Ocean and Antarctica through exploration, review and reflection of the latest primary literature. These key ideas are applied to a series of practical exercises. Understanding will be tested through oral and poster presentations (conference format and quality required), while their professional skills in environmental literacy, information literacy and written communication are enhanced while preparing a review article following the format outlined in the journal Science.