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TROPICAL MARINE ECOSYSTEMS
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Australia - University of Queensland - 'Australian Universities'
UC Course SubjectBiological Sciences
Number & Suffix: 145
Full UC Title: TROPICAL MARINE ECOSYSTEMS 
Transcript Title: TROPCL MARIN ECOSYS 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: Tropical Coastal Ecosystems include mangrove, seagrass, and coral reefs ecosystems. The complex physical benthic structure of these ecosystems facilitates enormous trophic and ecological partitioning such that a huge number of species from almost all animal phyla are found in these habitats. In addition, they provide essential coastal protection by absorbing a large proportion of the energy stores in waves and stabilising sediment. These ecosystems are, however, under acute risk from decay due directly to human activities. This course provides knowledge pertinent to 1) the geological history, structure and distribution of the ecosystems, 2) building and sustaining coral reefs in an oligotrophic ocean, and 3) ecological functions of mangroves and seagrass ecosystems. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: TROPICAL MARINE ECOSYSTEMS 
Partner University Department: School of Biological Sciences 
Partner University Course Number: BIOL3023