BZ1008 - Functional Biology
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Marine & Tropical Biology (pre 2015)
Organisms have evolved an astonishing diversity of form and function over the long
evolution of life. Nowhere is such diversity most on display than in the tropics.
The tropics teem with life, with some of the most bizarre plants and animals that
have ever existed. We will look at form and function of key features across life's
diversity and how these structures relate to functional performance in life's two
vital media: air and water. Examples of fundamental concepts to be explored and extended
include: How do plants eat the air? How do plants stand tall and not fall? How do
animals move and maintain appropriate resource balances?
- to acquire proficiency in observation, recording, evaluation and reporting of scientific
- develop the vital basic knowledge required for understanding scientific principles
of plant and animal survival in their environment and their application in more advanced
and specialised studies;
- acquire hands-on practical skills in botany and zoology physiology.
|Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of Chemistry,
Mathematics and English to Grade 12 (Queensland) or equivalent. Students without chemistry
and mathematics must complete CH1020 and MA1020 in first year.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 28-Aug-2014
||Dr Taylor Feild
||Dr Igor Pirozzi, Dr Angela Capper, Dr Taylor Feild.
- 39 hours lectures
- 12 hours practicals - 6 x 2 hour practicals
||practical reports (40%); take home exam (30%); functional morphology poster (30%).
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and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest