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    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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Special Topic: Applied Estuarine Ecology
    Subject Marine Science
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,701.51
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    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


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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