In this unit, you will experience the major natural vegetation communities in Tasmania and explore the key processes shaping them. You will be introduced to the diversity of plants found in environments from near sea level moorlands to exposed alpine heaths, from rich basalt soil to ancient, weathered quartzite, and from sites ravaged by clear felling and burning to pristine cool, temperate rainforest. The first five days of the course are based in the spectacular Mt Field and Southwest National Parks, including a quite strenuous walk along the Tarn Shelf, over Newdegate Pass and back along the Rodway Range. The second part of the course introduces demographic techniques, conservation strategies and practice, and examines applied ecological practice in forestry harvesting methods in wet sclerophyll forest in the long-term ecological monitoring site at Warra, in day excursions from the Sandy Bay campus.
This unit starts from an advanced undergraduate level base, but includes personalized, additional learning tasks to facilitate learning outcomes at a postgraduate level.
|Unit name||Tasmanian Plants and their Ecology|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Dr Rob Wiltshire
Distinguished Prof B Reid, Assoc Prof G Jordan
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||5 Week Session Feb B||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|5 Week Session Feb B||5/2/2018||12/2/2018||22/2/2018||10/3/2018|
* 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 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2018: $1,148.00||2018: $2,126.00||010911|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
- KPA375, KPZ301
12-16 & 19-21 Feb, 2018; informal lectures through unit and 8 days of field work
Assessment is by field test (50%), reports (2x 20%), and group plant collection (10%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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