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BZ2725 - Australian Terrestrial Diversity

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

The diversity, evolutionary history, and biology of terrestrial vertebrates and invertebrates of Australia. This subject will cover the major animal groups in Australia, focusing on patterns of diversity, biogeography and evolutionary history in this region, and particularly interesting aspects of their natural history and behaviour.

There are additional charges for this subject; please contact the School for details.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate skills in techniques required for survey and wildlife research in Australia;
  • demonstrate knowledge of report writing for fauna survey;
  • recall the diversity of Australian vertebrates and invertebrates;
  • demonstrate proficiency in handling and species identification of terrestrial vertebrates and invertebrates.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (50%)
  • essays (25%)
  • report on practicals/field trip (25%).
Assumed
Knowledge:
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.
Prerequisites: BS1007 OR BZ1007 OR BZ1006 OR BZ1004 OR AG1004 OR ZL1001
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BZ5705 ZL3203 ZL5203 BZ3705 BZ2705 BZ5925

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-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, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-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.