Courses & Units

Ecology KPZ163

Hobart, Launceston

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Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Ecology
Unit code KPZ163
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Plant Science|Zoology
Coordinator Doctor Geoffrey (Geoff) While
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

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On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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.

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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
050999 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,783.00
  • 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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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

JFA101 AND JFA102 AND KPA160 AND KPA151 AND KPZ165 AND KPA150

Teaching

AssessmentQuizzes (10%)|Short Answer Questions (5%)|Examination (50%)|Practicals (15%)|Field Trip Report 1 (15%)|Field Trip Report 2 (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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