Tropical Coastal Ecosystems

 with  Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

Do you want to develop the skills and knowledge needed to help preserve tropical coastal ecosystems? These habitats provide goods and services for hundreds of millions of people but human activities have led to their global decline. TROPIC101x will introduce you to the incredible plants and animals that create these unique ecosystems. You will go on to explore the challenges these ecosystems are facing such as overfishing, coastal pollution, ocean warming and acidification, then learn about some techniques being used to tackle these problems. Lectures will be delivered by leading experts. Many of them were filmed on-site in the Great Barrier Reef, at The University of Queensland’s research station on Heron Island. The course concludes with an innovative virtual ecology project, where you will have the option to take part in a citizen science project. Join us on an exciting journey, as you develop new knowledge and skills, during this beautiful and engaging course!

6 Student
Cost Free Online Course
Pace Self Paced
Provider edX
Language English
Calendar 27 weeks long
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Taught by an engaging and enthusiastic staff, this course requires no expertise or background in marine science. Topics include the components of the tropical coastal ecosystems, ecosystem processes services and threats and ecosystems management. Read Review
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Suzan Hann completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Very nice course. I learned a lot, and it was presented in a way to keep the interest. It was a fascinating course and my hats off to those that put it together.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Learned a lot. Some parts are pretty long and final project can be a bit confusing, but if you're patient and persistent it's really good.
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