This unit aims to develop your awareness of the ecological processes operating in your garden, to assist informed decision making about garden design and management. You will explore the environmental parameters of your garden (e.g. macro and microclimate, geology, and soils), the nature of the complex interrelationships between garden organisms (including pollinators, herbivores, and pathogens), and how the origins and adaptations of plants determine their suitability to your purpose. This exploration of underlying ecological principles will inform your garden design in terms of preferred style, purpose, and practicability.
|Unit name||Science of Gardening 2|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Robert Wiltshire|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||Delivered wholly by the provider|
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|11 Week Session Apr||5/4/2021||23/4/2021||17/5/2021||27/6/2021|
|11 Week Session Oct||27/9/2021||14/10/2021||4/11/2021||12/12/2021|
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- Identify the major environmental constraints of plant growth for your situation.
- Evaluate the suitability of a range of plant species or varieties for a particular environment.
- Explain how different plant species can interact in a competitive or complementary manner.
- Propose measures to attract desired organisms and to minimize unwanted organisms into an ecosystem.
- Articulate a rationale for your garden design in terms of your identified priorities and limitations.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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5 online modules
|Assessment||Quizzes (x5) (25%)|Short Answer Question (20%)|Assignment (55%)|
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