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Blue Planet-Intro to Marine Environments

EVSC20004 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Cyanobacteria, Cambrian Explosion, Permafrost

Lecture 1: Evolution of the Blue Planet Our blue planet is made up of 97.5% saltwater and 2.5% freshwater. Freshwater is 0.3% lakes and river storage, 30.8% groundwater, including soil moisture, swamp wate...

Environmental Science
EVSC20004
Jan Carey
EVSC20004 Lecture Notes - Lecture 25: Australian Fisheries Management Authority, Great Australian Bight, Common Fisheries Policy

Harvesting of the sea, trophic cascades and phase shifts 1. Total world catch and Australias fisheries 2. Types of fishing and their effects 3. Fishing down marine food webs 4. Trophic cascades and ecolog...

Environmental Science
EVSC20004
Jan Carey
EVSC20004 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Boundary Current, Intertropical Convergence Zone, East Australian Current

Ocean Basin Circulation General: Cold currents move from poles to equator Warm currents from equator to pole Warmer currents are the west of the ocean basins Colder currents are the east of the ocean basins ...

Environmental Science
EVSC20004
Jan Carey
EVSC20004 Lecture 27: Community change

Community change: Introduced marine species Definitions: Introduced: Species transported by human activities into regions in which they did not occur in historical time and are now reproducing in the wild; not native to th...

Environmental Science
EVSC20004
Jan Carey
EVSC20004 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Fringing Reef, Coral Triangle, Intertidal Zone

Coral Reef Ecosystems: 1) What is a coral reef? Coral reefs are geomorphologic structures formed by accretion and accumulation of aragonite, produced primarily (but not exclusively) by hermatypic corals Ther...

Environmental Science
EVSC20004
Jan Carey
EVSC20004 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Oceanic Basin, Oceanic Crust, Continental Crust

Ocean Basins Oceans are large covering 70 of the Earths surface (80 in the southern hemisphere) and have average depths of 4000m with over 84 of the ocean bottom deeper than 2000m. Light does not penetrate below 1000m and ...

Environmental Science
EVSC20004
Jan Carey
EVSC20004 Lecture 22: Polar Regions II

Polar Regions II: Adaptations and the Seasons 1. Introduction the Arctic and Antarctic 2. Antarctica is cold why live there? 3. Key physiological, physical and behavioural adaptations to the cold 4. A year in the Antarctic...

Environmental Science
EVSC20004
Jan Carey
EVSC20004 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Wind Wave, Gippsland Lakes, Milford Sound
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LECTURE 2: ESTUARIES PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS Estuary: body of water partially surrounded by land, where fresh water from a river mixes with ocean water 22 of the worlds largest 32 cities on estuaries Delta: area of sedime...

Environmental Science
EVSC20004
Jan Carey
EVSC20004 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Chthamalus, Biogeography, Starfish
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LECTURE 8: ROCKY SHORES ECOLOGY Competition and predation mediated by the environmental conditions in which they occur Barnacles Competition for space between Semibalanus and Chthamalus At mean low water level, barnacles a...

Environmental Science
EVSC20004
Jan Carey
EVSC20004 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Coastal Erosion, Stokes Drift, Wind Wave
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LECTURE 9: OPEN COASTS COASTAL OCEANOGRAPHY Coastal Zone: region that is affected by coastal processes that make the environment different that the open ocean Distance from shore of boundary between open ocean and coastal ...

Environmental Science
EVSC20004
Jan Carey
EVSC20004 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Oceanic Basin, Decapoda, Biogeography
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LECTURE 10: OPEN COASTS BIOGEOGRAPHY Biogeography: the study of where organisms exist and why Biogeographic province: define regions with similar sets of species correlate different regions o Coastal region: characterised...

Environmental Science
EVSC20004
Jan Carey
EVSC20004 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Nagara River, Saltwater Intrusion, Stormwater
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LECTURE 5: ESTUARIES HUMANS Human Uses Transport: o Port of Melbourne: 3,100 ship visits, one of the only ports to still be based in the mouth of a river Food: o Shrimp aquaculture main source of protein for many cultures...

Environmental Science
EVSC20004
Jan Carey
EVSC20004 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Rocky Shore, Bioerosion, Geomorphology
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LECTURE 6: ROCKY SHORES PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT Rocky shores are section of coast composed of consolidated material majority of coastline is rocky Formed by erosive processes rate of erosion changes Focus on intertidal part...

Environmental Science
EVSC20004
Jan Carey
EVSC20004 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Beaufort Scale, Cambrian Explosion, Tidal Bore
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LECTURE 1: INTRODUCTION Overarching Themes Importance of Scale: the period of distance over which a variable is Themes relatively unchanged Scale o Ecological scales: spatial scale and temporal scale animals Physical Envi...

Environmental Science
EVSC20004
Jan Carey
EVSC20004 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Seagrass, Microfauna, Filter Feeder
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LECTURE 4: ESTUARIES HABITATS Large variety of habitats, all subject to changes in salinity Mostly seen as sediment habitats, from river and ocean Soft Sediments Unvegetated Benthic Macrofauna >500 micrometres: worms, cr...

Environmental Science
EVSC20004
Jan Carey
Laboratory Basics - Reference Guides

Lab safety is the cornerstone principle in this compelling Guide. All international safety symbols are clearly defined, with all basic lab glassware and equipment depicted by text description and diagrams. The Guide also p...

ANAT - Anatomy
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Permachart - Marketing Reference Guide: National Environmental Policy Act, Municipal Solid Waste, Criteria Air Contaminants

l e a r n • r e f e r e n c e • r e v i e w permacharts TM EEnvironmental Law ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POL...

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