Courses & Units

Ecology XPD131

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Ecology
Unit code XPD131
Credit points 12.5
College/School Academic Division
Provost
Discipline University Pathways
Coordinator Amanda Henry
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By Third Party (UP Education)
Level Introductory

Availability

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

KPZ163

Teaching

AssessmentOnline Quizzes (10%)|Examination (50%)|Mating Systems Dynamics Report (15%)|Winkle Size Distribution Report (15%)|Abiotic and Biotic Factors Report (5%)|Herbivory Practical (5%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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