Courses & Units
This unit presents a series of lectures and associated practical classes introducing 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 mode with an emphasis on face to face delivery.
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Geoff While|
|Available as an 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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- Explain the concepts of Ecology and their relevance to real world scenarios.
- Describe how ecological principles can be examined using scientific methods.
- Communicate scientific ideas and results in written, verbal and graphic forms.
- Evaluate scientific literature and apply it to address fundamental and applied questions in Ecology.
|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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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:JFA101 AND JFA102 AND KPA160 AND KPA151 AND KPZ165 AND KPA150
Two lectures per week and 10 x three hour weekly practical field or laboratory classes, as well as some online self-paced activities.
|Assessment||Online Quizzes 1 to 3 (5%)|Online Quizzes 4 (5%)|Examination (40%)|Practical Report (5%)|Mating Systems Essay (15%)|Winkle Size Distribution Report (15%)|Abiotic and Biotic Factors Report (15%)|
|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.
Urry, L.A. et al. (2017) Campbell Biology, 11th Edition (Australian version). Pearson.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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