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Tropical Coastal Ecosystems

Take the challenge and understand problems and solutions to managing tropical coastal ecosystems.

Start Date: Apr 28, 2014


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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. Lectures will be delivered by world-leading experts and you will have the opportunity to become a citizen scientist and take part in virtual ecology projects. Course content was specifically developed at the University of Queenslands research station on Heron island. Join us on an exciting journey as you develop new knowledge and skills during this innovative and engaging course!


  • Dates: Apr 28, 2014
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructors: Stuart Phinn, Hugh Possingham, Pete Mumby, Cath Lovelock, Sophie Dove, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg
  • Institution: EdX

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About EdX: EdX offers interactive online classes and MOOCs from the world’s best universities. Topics include biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, finance, electronics, engineering, food and nutrition, history, humanities, law, literature, math, medicine, music, philosophy, physics, science, statistics and more. EdX is a non-profit online initiative created by founding partners Harvard and MIT.

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