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|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 lectures (two a week) and 27 hours practical work plus a full day excursion |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
|Prerequisites:||Biology 650-141 and 650-142; or 650-131 and 650-132 (prior to 2004: biology 600-141 and 600-142; or 600-131 and 600-132); or geography 121-012 and 121-013.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorDr G Coulson; Dr B Downes; Dr P Vesk
|Subject Overview:|| |
By the completion of this subject, students should have an appreciation of:
In the practical component students should:
The subject provides an introduction to ecological questions that can be addressed at the levels of individuals, populations, communities and ecosystems. Topics covered include aquatic and terrestrial examples; organisms and the physical environment; life histories, population growth and regulation; managing populations; theoretical models; and species interactions, especially competition and predation. The practical component will emphasise experimental approaches to ecology, experimental design and biometry, and how to write scientific papers.
|Assessment:||Written work as practical and excursion reports totalling up to 15 pages due during the semester (30%); ongoing assessment of practical exercises and laboratory problems during the semester (25%); a 2-hour written examination in the examination period (45%).|
|Prescribed Texts:||Ecology: Individuals, Populations and Communities (M Begon et al.), 3rd edn, Blackwell, 1996|
|Breadth Options:||This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008. |
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 BSc), BASc or a combined BSc course will receive science credit for the completion of this subject.
Experiments involving the use of animals are an essential part of this subject; exemption is not possible.
Formerly known as 654-204 Animal Ecology.
Bachelor of Animal Science and Management |
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Forest Science
Bachelor of Forest Science
Diploma in Arts (Environmental Studies)
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