Australian Waterways (6912.4)
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|Academic Program Area - Science||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn completion of the unit, students should be able to:
1. describe the key processes that regulate ecosystem function in different kinds of freshwater environments;
2. identify the implications of differences between aquatic ecosystems for waterway assessment;
3. identify aspects of aquatic systems that make Australian waterways unique;
4. select and apply appropriate physical, chemical and biological methods to assess waterway condition.
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PrerequisitesAustralian Catchments OR Ecochemistry.
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There no required texts. However, articles will be placed on Moodle, which students are expected to read. Students are also expected to search for, and review additional literature for assessments.
Boulton, A.J. et al. (2014). Australian freshwater ecology: processes and management 2nd edition. West Sussex John Wiley & Sons, Inc Available as an ebook from: http://webpac.canberra.edu.au/record=b1800890
Closs, G. et al. (2009). Freshwater ecology a scientific introduction. Chichester : John Wiley & Sons. Available as an ebook from: http://webpac.canberra.edu.au/record=b1629439~S4
Lake, P.S. (2011). Drought and aquatic ecosystems: effects and responses. Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell Available as an ebook from: http://webpac.canberra.edu.au/record=b1628434~S4
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
The final test is handed in at the end of the testing time and is not submitted via Moodle.
In the case of group produced reports the student ID no. of all students in the group should be stated on the front page.
Special assessment requirements
An aggregated mark of 50% is required to pass the unit. Additionally, in order to pass the unit, students must participate in:
1. the environmental flows workshop and
2. all 3 field trips.
Students must also complete all three parts of the report for it to be marked.
The unit convener reserves the right to question students orally on any of their submitted work.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Included in the work load are 34 hours of in class activities, 27 hours of field trips, approximately 10 hours preparing for workshops/practicals, 1 hour completing the mini quizzes and 24 hours for the assignment. The remaining time is for reading material and study.
Students are expected to participate in all lectures, tutorials, practical/workshops classes, field trips and online, which are designed to provide the information needed to pass the unit. Participation in field trips and eflows workshop are compulsory conditions of this unit, and attendance will be recorded. You must participate in at least all field trips and the eflows workshop classes to pass this unit. In the event that you cannot attend your assigned field trips or the eflows workshop due to illness or unavoidable commitments, contact the Unit Convener as soon as possible to negotiate an alternate lab class later in the week (if available).
For the report to be marked you must complete all three parts.
Required IT skills
It is assumed that students will have basic IT skills and be familiar with using, and have access to, word processing software and Microsoft excel. It is also assumed that all students will have access to the Internet, to gain access to the online material. Any student with a valid UC user name and password can gain access to the Internet on campus.
No additional costs.
Work placement, internships or practicums