[Not offered in 2021]
|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||College of Science and Engineering|
This subject introduces the concept of biodiversity, its components, its origin and its maintenance, particularly by reference to the distinctive plants and animals of tropical Australia. Lectures and field work focus on a range of habitats, including rainforest and coastal systems. Studies of plants include an understanding of vegetation types and their diversity, and their importance as habitats, and the diversity of selected components of the vegetation. Studies of animals will include invertebrates, fish, frogs, reptiles, birds and mammals, especially marsupials. Co-evolving plant-animal interactions such as the development of pollination and dispersal systems are also explored.
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