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In this course students will develop practical skills in sampling freshwaters, identification of freshwater organisms, and assessing hydrological conditions and water-quality.
This course is designed to teach the basic skills required to measure aspects of freshwater ecosystems. Through intensive field days, you will learn practical skills necessary for a practicing freshwater ecologist employed in New Zealand. You will learn how to assess and measure physical habitats, water chemistry, algae, aquatic plants, freshwater invertebrates, and fish. You will also be introduced to identification of freshwater biodiversity, focusing particularly on invertebrates and fish. This course will provide you with a background in skills useful for advanced waterways and freshwater ecology courses and equip you for freshwater science-related careers.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
A freshwater-related course of study or appropriate freshwater-related work experience as determined by the Head of Programme.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
The course commences on Monday 9th January when the first reading will be posted and finishes on Friday 10 February when the last assignment is due. This includes six days of compulsory practical contact time running from Thursday 26th January to Thursday 2nd February, and includes overnight stays at the Cass Field station on the nights of 30 & 31 January. We will meet on the morning of Thursday 26th January at 9am in Biology Room 323 (level 3). Please look at the course outline for a preliminary timetable.
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The course will include:- Some assessed pre-course reading (which will be available online)- Seminars, laboratories and field work during 6 day course- Post-course report
http://www.waterways.ac.nz/documents/WATR 203 Course information 2017.pdf
Domestic fee $848.00
International fee $3,713.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.
Maximum enrolment is 40
For further information see
Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management.