MARIN101-19A (TGA)

Marine Biodiversity

15 Points

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Paper Description

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This paper provides an introduction to marine ecosystems, the form and function of key marine taxa, the identification of New Zealand marine plants & animals (both indigenous & introduced), and the concepts of kaitiakitanga and conservation, as they apply to the coastal marine environment.

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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught through a combination of lectures and laboratory classes. Please note that laboratory classes start in the second week of semester and are an essential part of the course.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Prepare algae, and marine invertebrate and vertebrate samples, for identification.
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  • Demonstrate understanding of the fundamentals of various methods for classifying organisms.
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  • Use taxonomic guides to correctly classify indigenous and introduced coastal marine fauna and flora
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  • Describe the form and function of key taxa and their roles in the coastal marine ecosystem.
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  • Demonstrate understanding of fundamental concepts of kaitiakitanga and conservation, as they apply to the coastal marine environment.
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 60:40. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 40% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 60:40 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 40% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Theory test
19 Mar 2019
No set time
15
  • In Class: In Lecture
2. Theory test
11 Apr 2019
No set time
15
  • In Class: In Lecture
3. Assignment
3 May 2019
4:30 PM
25
  • Hand-in: Department Office
4. Exam
40
5. 3 x online quiz
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz) where you will be able to access pdfs of lecture notes and powerpoints, lecture recordings, and reading material.

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Recommended Readings

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A significant portion of material that is taught in this course is covered in the textbooks Introduction to Marine Biology by Karleskint et al. (4th Edition 2013) and Marine biology: Function, biodiversity, ecology by Levinton (5th Edition 2017 or International Edition 2010). Content in both books is similar and either is recommended as a complementary reference to this course. If available, earlier versions can also be used, with some differences in the content and examples used to illustrate particular concepts.
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Online Support

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This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz). There are also discussion forums where you can both ask and answer questions.

PLEASE NOTE: Moodle will be used for class notices etc and it is your responsibility to check the site regularly. Instructions provided on Moodle and in lectures are considered to be given to the class as a whole.

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Workload

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This paper has 6 contact hours per week. There are usually 3 lectures and 1 three-hour laboratory per week. Students are expected to spend to up 5 hours per week in independent study, revising for the theory tests and final exam, and completing the assignment.

A 100-level 15 point paper in any of the science subjects offered by the University of Waikato typically involves less than 80 hours of supervised study and it is assumed that up to 70 hours will be spent in private study by an ‘average’ student.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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MARIN101 is a required paper for students majoring in Aquaculture.

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