Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Life Below Water: Conservation, Current Issues, Possible Solutions

University of the Sunshine Coast

This online course explored basic concepts of biodiversity and ecology of species and habitats that make up life under water. It explored the form, function and evolution of marine animals. It then highlighted human impacts on the marine environment, including invasive species, marine debris, climate change and the impacts of urbanisation. The course was concluded by showcasing a range of solutions, from methane-busting seaweed for cows to contributions from citizens scientists.

4 weeks, 3 hours per week

Educators

Assoc. Prof. Christofer Clemente

A/Prof in Animal Ecophysiology

University of the Sunshine Coast

Assoc. Prof. Kathy Townsend

A/Prof. of Marine Science

University of the Sunshine Coast

Transcript

Learning outcomes

  • 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.

Syllabus

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

Issued on 14th February 2022

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Free online course:

Life Below Water: Conservation, Current Issues, Possible Solutions

University of the Sunshine Coast