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BZ3620 - Tropical Flora of Australia

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Marine & Tropical Biology

This field-based subject is an advanced treatment of the Australian flora with an emphasis on understanding the distribution and diversity of the tropical flora. Students will be introduced to sources of information on the Australian Flora, principles of plant identification, and theoretical and practical issues in plant taxonomy and conservation.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop an appreciation and understanding of the underlying factors involved in the conservation and management of tropical floras;
  • gain an understanding of the origins and development of the Australia flora;
  • gain experience in identifying plants;
  • undertake a mini-research project, introducing the scope and form of higher research degrees (honours and masters) available in the school.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically.
Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of concepts and techniques covered in first year botany (BZ1003 or equivalent).
Prerequisites: (BZ1003 OR AG1003 OR BT1001)
BZ5620 BT3400 BT5400


Cairns, Study Period 7, Block
Census Date 05-Jul-2012
Face to face teaching 18-Jun-2012 to 29-Jun-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Professor Darren Crayn.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 20 hours practicals
  • 3 days fieldwork
Assessment: other exams (60%); on-course assessment (40%).

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.