BZ3615 - Plant Survival in a Land of Fire, Flood and Drought
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
We explore the origins of the Australian flora and the strategies that allow plants
to survive and proliferate in variable and unpredictable Australian environments.
We examine how climate has changed and plants have adjusted during the northward drifting
of Australia. Knowledge of plant survival strategies, in particular the responses
of plants to drought and fire, is used to provide a framework for assessing the resilience
and vulnerability of our living flora to changing climate. Practical skills in this
subject will be provided in field-based learning activities 'out bush', where we will
quantify ecological, reproductive and physiological survival strategies.
- to develop practical field based and laboratory skills in evaluating plant survival
- to understand the nature of climate change and its effects on plants and ecosystem
- to gain an understanding of strategies plants adopt to survive in a variety of terrestrial
- to apply the knowledge gained to evaluate plant species survival in the context of
a changing climate.
|Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of level 2 science,
and a fundamental understanding of whole organism-environment interactions.
||Any level 2 or above BZ, EV or EA subject, or equivalent.
|BT3010 BT5010 BZ5615
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