Courses & Units

Tasmanian Fauna: Ecological and Evolutionary Studies KZA215

Hobart

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Tasmanian Fauna: Ecological and Evolutionary Studies
Unit code KZA215
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Biological Sciences
Discipline Zoology
Coordinator

Dr Chris Burridge

Teaching staff

Dr Chris Burridge (Coordinator), Staff of the School of Biological Sciences and guest lecturers.

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

Availability

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

Key

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International students
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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

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Requisites

Prerequisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2x1-hr lectures, 4-hr practical some weeks, 2-day excursion

Assessment

End-of-sem 2-hr theory exam (50%), assignments (50%)

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Textbooks

Required

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