Estuarine And Mangrove Ecology

UMTMOOC ADMIN
  • 12 students
  • 17-02-2019
  • Flexible
12 students

This course explains the ecology, importance and expanse of estuaries and mangrove areas in the world, particularly in Malaysia. Specifically, the topics that will be discussed in this course cover the characteristics and types of estuaries and mangroves, as well as their adaptation, distribution, biological diversity, food network and nutrient…

This course explains the ecology, importance and expanse of estuaries and mangrove areas in the world, particularly in Malaysia. Specifically, the topics that will be discussed in this course cover the characteristics and types of estuaries and mangroves, as well as their adaptation, distribution, biological diversity, food network and nutrient cycle. Apart from that, the economic importance of, threats to, management of and scientific studies at estuaries and mangrove areas will also be discussed.


 

 



Synopsis


This course explains the ecology, importance and expanse of estuaries and mangrove areas in the world, particularly in Malaysia. Specifically, the topics that will be discussed in this course cover the characteristics and types of estuaries and mangroves, as well as their adaptation, distribution, biological diversity, food network and nutrient cycle. Apart from that, the economic importance of, threats to, management of and scientific studies at estuaries and mangrove areas will also be discussed.


Objective


  1. To expose fundamental and key characteristics covering the biology, chemistry and physics of the estuarine and mangrove ecosystems
  2. To teach techniques for using instruments and practical and fieldwork methods in the estuarine and mangrove ecosystems
  3. To explain the importance and functions of the estuarine and mangrove ecosystems, as well as the effect of human activities on them.

Learning Outcomes


  1. Explain the biological, chemical and physical characteristics of the estuarine and mangrove ecosystems
  2. Have knowledge of the research techniques employed in scientific studies involving estuarine and mangrove ecosystems
  3. Correlate the ecological functions of estuarine and mangrove areas with the effects of human activities upon them


Syllabus




Topic 1 : The Wetlands

Topic 2 Part 1 : Estuaries (Definition & Characteristics)

Topic 2 Part 2 : Estuaries Biological Communities (Plankton & Benthos)

Topic 2 Part 3 : Estuaries Biological Communities (Submerged Macrophytes & Mangrove Forest Communities)

Topic 3 Part 1 : Mangrove Wetland Ecosystem & Characteristics

Topic 3 Part 2 : Mangrove Wetland Ecosystem & Characteristics

Topic 4 : Mangrove Associated Fauna

Topic 5 : Mangrove Ecosystem Services

Topic 6 : Mangrove Economical Value

Topic 7 : Mangrove Status In The World & Malaysia

Topic 8 : Threats To Mangrove Ecosystem

Topic 9 : Sustainable Management

Topic 10 : Mangrove Monitoring & Management (Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve - MMFR)


  




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