This unit presents 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.
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Geoffrey (Geoff) While|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.
- 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|
- 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
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:JFA101 AND JFA102 AND KPA160 AND KPA151 AND KPZ165 AND KPA150
|Assessment||Quizzes (10%)|Short Answer Questions (5%)|Examination (50%)|Practicals (15%)|Field Trip Report 1 (15%)|Field Trip Report 2 (5%)|
|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.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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