Handbook Public View

This page displays current curriculum information. For staff view, please login

Unit (2016)

Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2016 academic year.

Managing Wetlands and Water (ENV332)

Organisational Unit School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit provides both the theoretical understanding and the practical skills needed to effectively manage, monitor and conserve aquatic ecosystems. The unit focuses on inland waters (wetlands, rivers and lakes), although estuaries are also considered. Management of aquatic ecosystems requires knowledge of how they function; incorporating physical and chemical processes, flora, fauna and ecology. We then engage this knowledge to address various management issues and strategies. Field, laboratory and a self-driven research project provide practical application of management skills.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week; practical work: 3 hours per week.
Other Learning Experiences The practical work includes one (external mode) or two (internal mode) field trips and a self-directed research project.
Prerequisites ENV241/ENV268 Ecology
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed ENV311 Management of Aquatic Systems/ Managing Wetlands and Water may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Appears in these Minors Ecosystem Management
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
No co-ordinators found for this unit.
Unit Contacts
No contacts found for this unit.
Fee Calculator
Handbook help
Information for Students


The University reserves the right to cancel, without notice, any course, major, minor or unit if the number of students enrolled falls below limits set by the University.

Regulations and Rules

Students should ensure they are familiar with the University's internal legislation, including provisions specifically relevant to their studies. See the University Regulation overview and view legislation online.