This unit presents series of lectures and associated practical classes which introduce 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.
DVC - Education
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||Third Party(ies): UP Education|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||IPC Semester 1||On-Campus||International|
|Hobart||IPC Semester 2||On-Campus||International|
|Hobart||IPC Semester 3||On-Campus||International|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|IPC Semester 2||24/6/2024||15/7/2024||5/8/2024||13/9/2024|
|IPC Semester 1||26/2/2024||19/3/2024||12/4/2024||24/5/2024|
|IPC Semester 3||14/10/2024||4/11/2024||6/12/2024||24/1/2025|
* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of Ecology and how to apply them to fundamental and applied questions
- Discuss how ecological principles can be examined using scientific studies.
- Communicate scientific ideas and results in written, verbal and graphic forms
- Demonstrate an ability to access and evaluate scientific literature
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:KPZ163
|Assessment||Abiotic and Biotic Factors Report (5%)|Herbivory Practical (5%)|Online Quizzes (10%)|Mating Systems Dynamics Report (15%)|Winkle Size Distribution Report (15%)|Examination (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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