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Area/Catalogue
BIOL 1015

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
010900

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Natural and Built Environments

Course aim

To introduce the principles of ecology and biodiversity and familiarise students with flora and fauna of Australian ecosystems through practical methods of studying plants and animals in the field, the lab and the greenhouse.

Course content

The study of healthy ecosystems begins with an introduction to practical field sampling of plant and animal populations and the physical environment where they survive. Complex ecosystems are described by their structure and function. Ecosystem management topics apply principles of conserving and maintaining integrity through management of fire, pests, biodiversity management and restoration. Basic theory includes topics on ecology and evolution in, Australian ecosystems. Practical lab skills include plant propagation, water quality assessment, and biological survey methods.

Textbook(s)

Knox, B, Ladiges, P, Evans, B and Saint R 2014, Biology: An Australian Focus, 5th edition, McGraw-Hill, Sydney

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BIOL 1014 Biodiversity for the Environment

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 3 hours x 8 weeks
Field Placement (Fieldwork: 1 guided field trip; 3 self-guided study trips) N/A x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Report 2000 words 20% N/A
Project 900 words 50% N/A
Examination N/A 30% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Course Coordinators

School of Natural and Built Environments

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