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SDES11-109: Marine and Coastal Environments


In this subject patterns and processes in marine and coastal environments are described. Past, present and future environmental risks to the marine and coastal zones are articulated. Approaches to monitoring and mitigating impacts are discussed through real world examples.

Subject details

Code: SDES11-109
Study areas:
  • Construction, Property, and Planning

Learning outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the structure and function of critical marine habitats, potential human impacts and how these potential impacts can be mitigated.
  2. Demonstrate applied knowledge of the biology and ecology of key fished species and the various tools available for fisheries management, including data analysis.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of threatened marine species and their management.

Enrolment requirements



Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.