Courses & Units

Ecology KPZ163



A series of lectures and associated practical classes introduces fundamental concepts in ecology of both plants and animals. It also introduces behavioural and evolutionary ecology and experimental methods. There is a strong emphasis placed on developing skills in practical ecology and scientific writing. Students are expected to participate in some group activities. This unit is taught in a blended style with most material delivered face to face, and some  delivered online.


Unit name Ecology
Unit code KPZ163
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
School of Biological Sciences
Discipline Plant Science|Zoology

Assoc Prof Greg Jordan

Teaching staff

Prof E Cameron, Assoc Prof E Wapstra, Prof B Brook and Dr G While.

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017

* 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 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,512.00 050999

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

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


Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

  • KPA151, KZA150, KZA101, KZA105, KPZ101, KPZ160, KPZ161, KPZ165
  • JFA101, JFA102


Teaching Pattern

2 lectures per week and 8 practical field and laboratory classes, as well as some online self-paced activities.


3-hr exam (50%), practical and written assessment (50%)

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