Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 1 x one hour lecture per week; 48 hours fieldwork and practical work (4 hours per week, plus up to one hour travel time to and from field sites) |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours
At least 75 points of second year level subjects, at least 50 points of which are from subjects from a Science or Environments degree
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Basics of plant biology and identification:
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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 and fieldwork activities. 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/
School of Botany
This subject provides a detailed knowledge of vegetation structure and natural values of Victorian plant communities and their assessment, including environmental limiting factors, threats due to land use, development and fragmentation, and management issues related to environmental impact assessment and conservation of native vegetation. The subject will be based around short excursions to examine different vegetation types in the Melbourne region, and a series of special lectures by scientists, managers and consultants from both the government and private sectors. Topics will include:
At the completion of the subject students should be able to:
Four written reports on practical work due during the semester (70% total) - these reports may vary in size (between 500 and 2000 words) and comparative weighting; a take home assignment of up to 2000 words plus supporting data as appendices (e.g. maps. species lists/data sheets, etc) in the examination period (30%).
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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.
Botany (pre-2008 Bachelor of Science)
Ecology (pre-2008 Bachelor of Science)
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Environmental Science major
Environments Discipline subjects
Landscape Management major
Science credit subjects* for pre-2008 BSc, BASc and combined degree science courses
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
Selective subjects for B-BMED
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