Quantitative skills are among the fundamental tools of professional ecologists and other biologists. They are necessary to design their studies, analyse and interpret their data, and to assess and interpret published studies. This unit provides a solid grounding in appropriate ways to collect and analyse common types of data in biology and ecology. It emphasises hands-on, practical experience with commonly used statistical software and addresses the problems most often encountered in dealing with biological and ecological data. The unit covers basic sampling and experimental design, data analysis using standard univariate techniques (e.g. analysis of variance and covariance, regression, analysis of categorical data) and introduces multivariate techniques for both pattern exploration and hypothesis testing. This unit is strongly recommended for ecology, biology and environmental science students and those considering Honours.
|Unit name||Quantitative Methods in Biology|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||College Office - CSE|Ecology and Biodiversity|
Assoc Prof Julia Blanchard (Coordinator)
Assoc Prof LA Barmuta, Dr Emma Cavan
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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KZA211 and KZA212 or KPA215 or equivalent at discretion of Unit Coordinator.
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2 x 1-hr lectures, 4-hr practical weekly
3-hr exam in June (60%), practical reports (40%)
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