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BZ2490 - Toolkit for the Field Biologist

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
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, which can we used in a range of areas in applied field biology. You will learn the basics of field data collection, using a variety of modern tools and techniques, and you will learn how to how to generate and record data of various types and to interpret the data that comes from different data sources.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically think about, assess and apply techniques used in research;
  • efficiently sample and manage data from sampling;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the skills required for zoologists and ecologists to conduct fieldwork.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Field report - (60%) - Individual
  • Written > Lab/Practical report - (40%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: FOR ZOOLOGY MAJORS - TOOLKIT PREREQ = SC2202 OR SC2209. FOR BEP MAJORS - TOOLKIT PREREQ = SC2202 OR SC2209 OR BZ2725

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 7, Intensive
Census Date 06-Jul-2023
Face to face teaching 03-Jul-2023 to 16-Jul-2023
Coordinator: Professor Lin Schwarzkopf
Lecturers: Professor Susan Laurance, Dr Ben Hirsch, Professor Lin Schwarzkopf.
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

Townsville, Study Period 7, Intensive
Census Date 06-Jul-2023
Face to face teaching 03-Jul-2023 to 16-Jul-2023
Coordinator: Professor Lin Schwarzkopf
Lecturers: Professor Susan Laurance, Dr Ben Hirsch, Professor Lin Schwarzkopf.
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.