Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2 x one hour lectures per week, 36 hours practical work during the semester, one-day excursion |
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Estimated total time commitment of 170 hours
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For the purposes of considering applications for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005) and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, this subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in practical work. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the Subject Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit. http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Mike Bayly
This subject will introduce the general principles and modern methods of plant evolutionary biology: how to discover the phylogeny (relationships) of organisms using both morphological characters and molecular (DNA) data; how to use this information to improve the classification systems of plants; how to study aspects of evolution, coevolution and historical biogeography; and how to integrate information from living and fossil plants to discover the past and date evolutionary events. Examples of the diversity and evolution of Australian plants - both fossil and living forms - will be used throughout this subject. Topics will include:
At the completion of the subject, students should:
A 2000 word practical report (20%) due during the semester; a 15-minute oral presentation and 1000 word written report (20%) at the end of semester; a 3-hour written examination in the examination period (60%).
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (both pre-2008 and new degrees), BASc or a combined BSc course.
Previously known as 606-303 Systematics of Plants and Fungi (prior to 2008)
Previously known as Botany Systematics and Evolution (prior to 2005)
Botany (pre-2008 Bachelor of Science)
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
Selective subjects for B-BMED
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