BZ2705 - Australian Vertebrate Fauna
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Marine & Tropical Biology (pre 2015)
The biogeography, evolution and contemporary diversity of terrestrial vertebrates
and marine reptiles and mammals in Australia. Topics include geological and climate
history of Australia; biogeographic regions of Australia, origins and evolution of
the vertebrate fauna; behaviour, breeding and life histories of vertebrates in relation
to the Australian environment.
- achieve familiarity with diversity of Australian vertebrates;
- acquire skill in techniques required for survey and wildlife research in Australia;
- proficiency in handling and species identification of vertebrates;
- skill in report writing for fauna survey.
|Understanding of diversity of animal life. Ability to summarise and present ecological
data in a scientific report. Competency in using library resources to extract and
assimilate information from the scientific literature. Ability to develop and present
concepts in an argumentative essay.
||ZL1001 OR BZ1004 OR AG1004 OR BZ1006 OR BZ1007
|BZ5705 ZL3203 ZL5203 BZ3705
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
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||<Person not found>, Professor Lin Schwarzkopf, Empro Ross Alford, <Person not found>.
- 26 hours lectures
- 24 hours fieldwork
||end of semester exam (50%); essays (25%); report on practicals/field trip (25%).
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and in case
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