Tasmania has a distinctive fauna in both Australian and world terms. This unit aims to provide an overview of Tasmanian habitats and the faunas they support, and to use them to illustrate a range of ecological and evolutionary principles. The unit deals with a series of habitats that are particularly well-developed in Tasmania, such as streams, lakes, sedgelands, caves and the alpine zone, and describes some of the key components of their fauna, including crustaceans, reptiles, birds and mammals. The topics discussed include Gondwanan and island biogeography, relationships between life history and distribution, reproduction in cold climates, conservation, adaptation and convergence. The practical component will develop your familiarity with the fauna through field observations and collections, and in the laboratory the use and design of identification keys.
|Unit name||Tasmanian Fauna: Ecological and Evolutionary Studies|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Chris Burridge
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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2x1-hr lectures, 4-hr practical some weeks, 2-day excursion
End-of-sem 2-hr theory exam (50%), assignments (50%)
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