BIOL5504 Sex in the Sea

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit introduces students to the range of reproductive and life history strategies used by marine organisms and to the ecological and genetic consequences of those strategies. The topics include reproductive strategies, life history strategies, recruitment and supply-side ecology, connectivity between populations, sexual selection and sexual signalling. This provides a broad appreciation of the mechanisms and processes involved in sustaining marine populations.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) understand the ecological and genetic consequences of different reproductive modes and life history strategies; (2) understand the importance of genetic studies in the conservation and management of marine populations; and (3) sustain in-depth discussion on any of the topics presented in this unit.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) reports on each topic; (2) examination; and (3) oral presentation and/or debate. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Jane Prince and Professor Gary Kendrick
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biological Science (72520)
or
the Master of Science (70630)
Advisable prior study:
a background in biology, including ecology and evolution
Contact hours
one day per week for six weeks
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