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BZ2490 - Toolkit for the Field Biologist

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

This subject is designed to build the toolkit of a modern zoologist and ecologist. Methods and skills will span the spectrum from fundamental (field and survey skills and basic taxonomy and identification of key vertebrates, invertebrates and plants) to innovative techniques, including remote sensing technologies involving satellite imagery, drones, sensors, camera traps and environmental forensics.

Learning Outcomes

  • ability to identify species of particular importance to the tropics (e.g. dominant, endangered or invasive);
  • ability to critically think about, identify and assess techniques used in research;
  • ability to efficiently survey and detect key species;
  • an understanding of the capacity for new hi-tech approaches to improve the skills of zoologists and ecologists.

Subject Assessment

  • assignments.
Prerequisites: ZL1001 OR BZ1004 OR AG1004 OR BZ1006 OR BZ1007 OR BS1007

Availabilities

Townsville, Intensive, Study Period 7
Census Date 09-Jul-2020
Face to face teaching 06-Jul-2020 to 17-Jul-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Intensive, Study Period 7
Census Date 09-Jul-2020
Face to face teaching 06-Jul-2020 to 17-Jul-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours fieldwork
  • 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.