Marine & Coastal Environmental Protection
University of Queensland
Area of Study
Ecology, Environmental Studies, Marine Biology, Pacific Studies
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units2
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewCourse DescriptionIntroduction to international & Australian approaches to conserving biodiversity values, ecological processes, products, goods & services in coastal zones. Emphasis placed on planning & management of marine & coastal protected areas in a regional context.Course IntroductionThis course provides an introduction to international and Australian approaches to conserving biodiversity values, ecological processes, products, goods and services in coastal zones. Emphasis is placed on planning and management of marine and coastal protected areas in a regional context.Learning ObjectivesAfter successfully completing this course you should be able to:
Class Contact2 hours Lecture, 1 hour of additional contactAssessment SummaryReport: 35%Poster: 15%Final Exam: 50%
- describe the environmental characteristics of the most extensive types of marine and coastal ecosystems
- describe the range of environmental and resource values of these systems and the nature of the threats to which they are exposed
- explain the legal, policy and administrative approaches associated with planning and management of coastal and marine environments
- evaluate the management arrangements for selected coastal and marine protected areas in Australia
- analyse the planning systems and approaches to management of coastal and marine resources in Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef
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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.