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BZ2490 - Toolkit for the Field Biologist

Credit points: 03
Year: 2018
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.
Prerequisites: ZL1001 OR BZ1004 OR AG1004 OR BZ1006 OR BZ1007 OR BS1007

Availabilities

Townsville, Block, Study Period 7
Census Date 05-Jul-2018
Face to face teaching 09-Jul-2018 to 21-Jul-2018
Coordinator: Professor Stephen Williams, Professor Lin Schwarzkopf
Lecturers: Professor Stephen Williams, Dr Ben Hirsch, Professor Lin Schwarzkopf.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours fieldwork
Assessment: assignments.

Cairns, Block, Study Period 7
Census Date 05-Jul-2018
Face to face teaching 09-Jul-2018 to 21-Jul-2018
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Susan Laurance
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Will Edwards, Assoc. Professor Susan Laurance, Dr Tasmin Rymer.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours fieldwork
Assessment: assignments.

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