WATR203-19SU2 (C) Summer Nov 2019 start

Freshwater Science Field Skills

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 11 November 2019
End Date: Sunday, 9 February 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 22 November 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 17 January 2020

Description

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 IS LIMITED to 20 ENROLMENTS.

Pre-requisites

A freshwater-related course of study or
appropriate freshwater-related work experience as determined by the Head of Programme.

Timetable Note

The course commences on Monday 11 November when the first reading and pre-course assignment will be posted and finishes on 20th December. This includes compulsory practical contact time running from Monday 18 November to Friday 22 November, with assignment work the following week. A course outline is available listing all lecture, lab and field sessions included. Work outside of the contact times can be done online.

Course Coordinator

Jonathan Harding

Lecturer

Helen Warburton

Assessment

10% Pre-course assessment

30% Workbook

30% Practical test

30% Final report

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $963.00

International fee $4,080.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 20

For further information see Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management on the department and colleges page.

All WATR203 Occurrences

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