Courses & Units

Plants of Tasmania KPZ313

Hobart

Introduction

This unit provides a comprehensive introduction to the diversity of plants found in Tasmania. In online delivery, we examine the major natural vegetation communities in Tasmania, and critically appraise current understanding of past and present processes that have shaped these communities, as well as their conservation and scientific significance. The larger component of the unit is a practically-based introduction to the major groups of land plants (bryophytes, ferns and gymnosperms), key flowering plant families, and the features that enable you to identify each. This level of understanding of the diversity of plants, their communities, and the forces shaping them will give you a new appreciation of the Tasmanian environment and its global context. An exercise in real world horticultural practices will develop practical skills and an understanding of applied horticultural practices for Tasmanian native plants. The combination of this unit with KPZ314 Fauna of Tasmania and the field-based summer school KPZ301 Tasmanian Field Ecology provides some of the best undergraduate training in practical field ecology in Australia.

Summary

Unit name Plants of Tasmania
Unit code KPZ313
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Plant Science
Coordinator

Robert Wiltshire

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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

Key

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 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

1

Identify Tasmanian flowering and non-flowering plants using a variety of diagnostic tools

2

Compare and contrast hypotheses proposed to explain the distribution of the main natural vegetation types of Tasmania.

3

Appraise different views on the origins and conservation significance of the Tasmanian flora

4

Describe a range of horticultural skills useful in the conservation of Tasmanian native plants

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

Admission into a Masters course OR Passes in 50% first year science units

Mutual Exclusions

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

KPA210

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

240 minute practical weekly

Assessment

ATT1 - Infographic (20%)

ATT2 - Identification excursion (20%)

ATT3 - Reflective journal (10%)

ATT4 - 10 end of practical tests (30%)

ATT5 - 12 weekly 30 minute quizzes (20%)

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