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BZ2490 - Toolkit for the Field Biologist

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
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

  • 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

Townsville, Intensive, Study Period 7
Census Date 08-Jul-2021
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 08-Jul-2021
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.