• Offered by Research School of Earth Sciences
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Earth and Marine Science
  • Areas of interest Earth and Marine Sciences

This course has a quota of 23 and permission is required to enrol in this course. Please register interest by emailing course convener or student.admin.rses@anu.edu.au. (It is advisable to to this before the end of semester 1).

This intensive field course aims to provide students with advanced knowledge of modern and fossil carbonate environments, and the role of biological processes in reef building and erosion. It complements EMSC3023 Marine Biogeochemistry and BIOL3116 Marine Ecology, and is for students seeking a profession in the petroleum industry, marine biology, environmental science or geochemistry. Several days will be spent at a coral reef location studying a modern reefal setting, fossil reef depositional environments and relevant biological processes. Activities will include both advanced lectures and field surveys.

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course students will have gained the knowledge and skills to :

1.  Recognise and map different environments and bio-zones on a carbonate reef platform.

2.  Apply field techniques used to describe and assess carbonate reef ecosystems

3.  Produce maps of the reef flat.

4.  Desecribe the history of deposition of carbonate reef platforms over Holocene time.

5.  Gain a working knowledge of how to do measure carbonate chemistry in the field

6.  Demonstrate understanding of basic biological processes of coral reefs.

7. Identify the major issues facing the future of carbonate reef ecosystems and the strategies that may be used to address these threats.

Other Information

The fieldtrip is usually held in late November / December  (Spring Session) or early January (Summer Session) with a location of either One Tree Island or Heron Island, Queensland. 

The fieldtrip cost in 2013 was $850 plus return transport to Gladstone and normal course fees.

This course has a quota of 23 and permission is required to enrol.  Please register interest by emailing the course convenor or student.admin.rses@anu.edu.au. (It is advisable to to this before the end of semester 1).


Indicative Assessment

Indicative Assessment

  • Presentation of field map  (20% LO 1-3)
  • Research Report  (40% LO 1-3)
  • Theory examination, 2 hours, (40% LO 1 and 4-7)

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Workload

Summer intensive field course to be held either in November/December or early in January.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Research School of Earth Sciences to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Majors

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1650
2004 $1926
2005 $2298
2006 $2520
2007 $2520
2008 $2916
2009 $2916
2010 $2916
2011 $2946
2012 $2946
2013 $2946
2014 $2946
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3390
2004 $3450
2005 $3450
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1667 01 Jan 2015 01 Jan 2015 16 Jan 2015 20 Mar 2015 In Person

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1513 21 Nov 2015 21 Nov 2015 18 Dec 2015 10 Mar 2016 In Person

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