Life Below Water: Conservation, Current Issues, Possible Solutions
Explore the human impact on underwater biodiversity, ecosystems, and animals, and solutions for preserving life below water with the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in the ecology and conservation of aquatic animals. The knowledge gained can be used to pursue opportunities outside environmentalism, in diverse fields such as business, education, finance, and eco-tourism.
What topics will you cover?
Over the duration of the course, you’ll look at the following subjects:
Biodiversity and ecology
Form, function, and evolution in marine animals
Human impacts and climate change
Cutting-edge research and possible conservation solutions
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Identify common groups of aquatic species, including marine mammals, reptiles, fish and seabirds
Discuss common problems facing species in aquatic environments, including climate change, urbanisation, and fisheries exploitation
Explain key aspects of the morphology, behaviour and ecology of species in aquatic environments, including crocodile movement, diving mammals, and shark reproduction
Investigate the advanced techniques and technology which are used to study and solve conservation issues by scientists.