The oceans cover 71% of the earth’s surface and are vital to the well being of humans in many ways. This subject covers our current understanding of the biology of marine organisms and how marine scientists assess environmental impacts, manage exploited species and conserve biodiversity.
Intended learning outcomes
The subject will provide students with exposure to current issues in marine biology and their relevance to marine conservation and management.
Ability to understand current scientific literature; to identify knowledge gaps; and to explain the important concepts to non-scientist.
Ability to critique methods and experimental designs used in research.
Ability to read and synthesize current primary scientific literature and produce concise pieces of scientific writing and oral presentations.