Courses & Units

Ecology of Ecosystems KPZ307

Hobart

Introduction

This unit is all about the study of how ecosystems function, which gives it great relevance from scientific and management perspectives. We will examine the processes that operate in terrestrial and aquatic communities and ecosystems from both a theoretical and practical point of view. The lecture course gives a thorough theoretical background into community and ecosystem-level processes and examines the most modern ideas concerning the importance of such factors as biodiversity and climate change in maintaining healthy, functioning ecosystems. The practical component, which is largely based in the field, teaches methods of sampling, manipulating, experimenting on and analysing community and ecosystem processes.

Summary

Unit name Ecology of Ecosystems
Unit code KPZ307
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Biological Sciences
Discipline Plant Science|Zoology
Coordinator

A/Prof. Mark Hovenden

Teaching staff

A/Prof. Leon Barmuta

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education

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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

KPZ211

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 X 2-hour lecture weekly and 1 x 4-hour practical weekly

Assessment

Major assignment (20%), two minor assignments (2 x 10%), final exam (60%)

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Textbooks

RequiredNone
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