WATR203-19SU2 (C) Summer Nov 2019 start

Freshwater Science Field Skills

15 points
11 Nov 2019 - 09 Feb 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.

Pre-requisites

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

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 11:30 Putaiao Koiora 275 18 Nov - 24 Nov
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:30 Putaiao Koiora 275 18 Nov - 24 Nov
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 10:30 Putaiao Koiora 275 18 Nov - 24 Nov
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 10:30 Putaiao Koiora 275 18 Nov - 24 Nov
Field Trip A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 18:00 18 Nov - 24 Nov
Field Trip B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:30 - 18:00 18 Nov - 24 Nov
Field Trip C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:30 - 17:00 18 Nov - 24 Nov
Field Trip D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:30 - 17:00 18 Nov - 24 Nov
Field Trip E
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 08:00 - 17:00 Cass 25 Nov - 1 Dec
Field Trip F
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00 Cass 25 Nov - 1 Dec
Field Trip G
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00 Cass 25 Nov - 1 Dec
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:30 - 13:30 Ernest Rutherford 351 Biology Lab 18 Nov - 24 Nov
Lab B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 351 Biology Lab 18 Nov - 24 Nov
Lab C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 08:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 351 Biology Lab (28/11)
Ernest Rutherford 460 (28/11)
25 Nov - 1 Dec

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 will be available sometime prior to the start of the semester on 11 November 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 40

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

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