|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||College of Science and Engineering|
Evolution is the dominate process in the development of life on earth. It influences every aspect of an organisms form and behaviour. This subject examines the evolutionary processes that have given rise to the diversity of life on earth; including the diversification and adaptation of populations to their surrounding environments and the rise of new species. Theory and techniques derived from Evolutionary Biology underpin many other field in biology and are being increasingly used in the conservation and management of threatened species and ecosystems. Knowledge of evolutionary processes is therefore essential for understanding and predicting how organisms will respond to increasing anthropogenic pressures.
|Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of the fundamentals of biology, inheritance and the principles of evolution (BZ1005 or BS1001 or equivalent).|
|Prerequisites:||BZ1005 OR BZ1001 OR BS1001|
|AG2005 BZ5420 BZ2420 BZ5820 BS2470 BS5470|
|Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal|
|Census Date 26-Mar-2020|
|Coord/Lect:||Dr Tasmin Rymer.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
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.