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BZ1005 - Introductory Ecology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

An introduction to the ways in which animals and plants interact with one another and with their environment, at the level of populations, communities and ecosystems.

Learning Outcomes

  • to learn the principles of ecology;
  • to gain an understanding of Australian ecosystems, with emphasis on the tropics;
  • to learn laboratory and field techniques in ecology, how to apply these techniques to answering ecological questions and how to produce scientific reports;
  • to learn about the application of ecological principles to solving environmental problems, e.g. human population growth, pollution, loss of biodiversity.

Subject Assessment

  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (50%)
  • Invigilated > Centrally-administered final exam - (50%).
Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of Chemistry, Mathematics and English to Grade 12 (Queensland) or equivalent.
BZ1030 BZ1002 BZ1001


Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Dr Andrew Chin
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Will Edwards, Mrs Ebony Allen-Ankins.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 39 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.