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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.

Estuarine And Mangrove Ecology


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.
FormatPembelajaran Teradun Gantian
Course Credit Course Credit
Online Learning (Percentage %)%

Lectures/Instructors

Assoc. Prof. Dr. SITI AISHAH ABDULLAH
Assoc. Prof. Dr. SITI AISHAH ABDULLAH
YUSOF SHUAIB IBRAHIM
YUSOF SHUAIB IBRAHIM
MAIZAH MOHD ABDULLAH
MAIZAH MOHD ABDULLAH

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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 Outcome
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;
2. Estuaries;
  •         Part 1   :   Definition & Characteristics
  •         Part 2  :   Biological Communities (Plankton & Benthos)
  •         Part 3  :   Biological Communities (Submerged Macrophytes & Mangrove Forest Communities)
3. Part 1 & 2 :  Mangrove Wetland Ecosystem & Characteristics;
4. Mangrove Associated Fauna;
5. Mangrove Ecosystem Services;
6. Mangrove Economical Value;
7. Mangrove Status In The World & Malaysia;
8. Threats To Mangrove Ecosystem;
9. Sustainable Management;
10. Mangrove Monitoring & Management (Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve - MMFR).

FormatPembelajaran Teradun Gantian
Course Credit Course Credit
Online Learning (Percentage %)%

Lectures/Instructors

Assoc. Prof. Dr. SITI AISHAH ABDULLAH
Assoc. Prof. Dr. SITI AISHAH ABDULLAH
YUSOF SHUAIB IBRAHIM
YUSOF SHUAIB IBRAHIM
MAIZAH MOHD ABDULLAH
MAIZAH MOHD ABDULLAH
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