|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||College of Science and Engineering|
This subject is an introduction to the key ideas in the ecology of plants and animals. This subject emphasizes the techniques and methods used to explain the distribution and abundance of species and how these measures help us understand the causes of extinction. This subject also explores how populations of individual species combine to determine local and global patterns in species diversity. Topics include fertility and mortality; population dynamics and population regulation; life history strategies; interactions between species (competition, facilitation, predation, herbivory, parasitism); dynamics of communities; island biogeography; limits to the co-existence of species.
|Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of level 1 biology or environmental science and quantitative skills, including the following or their equivalents: BZ1005 or at least two BZ or EV subjects.|
|Prerequisites:||(BZ1005) OR (6 credit points of BZ or EV or EA level 1 subjects)|
|BZ5440 BZ2440 BZ5880 BS5460|
|Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal|
|Census Date 27-Aug-2020|
|Coordinator:||Assoc. Professor Lucas Cernusak|
|Lecturers:||Professor Michael Kingsford, Assoc. Professor Mia Hoogenboom, Professor Susan Laurance, Assoc. Professor Lucas Cernusak, Professor Lin Schwarzkopf.|
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.