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Coastal Forest Ecosystems

Course Description: 

Prehistory of Australian rainforest and how rainforest structure and biodiversity change with altitude, latitude, and geology. Tropical coastal marine wetlands, mangrove forests, and the relationship between land- and sea-based biota. Biology and ecology of marine plants, mangroves, and tropical salt marsh. Introduction to specialized fields of marine plant biology and ecology including biogeography and evolution, aquatic plant ecophysiology, water quality and bioindicator techniques, pollution and eutrophication, and environmental control of marine plant distribution and productivity. Two units only counted for the Biology major.

Subject: 
OSPAUSTL
Subject (Full): 
Overseas Studies in Australia
Academic Year: 
2012-2013
General Education Requirement(s): 
GER:DBEngrAppSci