Courses & Units

Ecology of Ecosystems KPZ307

Hobart

Introduction

This unit is all about the study of how ecosystems function, which gives it great relevance from scientific and management perspectives. We will examine the processes that operate in terrestrial and aquatic communities and ecosystems from both a theoretical and practical point of view. The lecture course gives a thorough theoretical background into community and ecosystem-level processes and examines the most modern ideas concerning the importance of such factors as biodiversity and climate change in maintaining healthy, functioning ecosystems. The practical component, which is largely based in the field, teaches methods of sampling, manipulating, experimenting on and analysing community and ecosystem processes.

Summary

Unit name Ecology of Ecosystems
Unit code KPZ307
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Plant Science|Zoology
Coordinator

A/Prof. Mark Hovenden

Teaching staff

A/Prof. Leon Barmuta

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010903 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,354.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

KPZ211

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 X 2-hour lecture weekly and 1 x 4-hour practical weekly, two full-day field trips

Assessment

Major assignment (40%), minor assignment (10%), final exam (50%)

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Textbooks

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