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BZ3745 - Tropical Entomology

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

The ecology, systematics, structure and function of terrestrial arthropods including the insects, arachnids and myriapods.Topics include evolution and systematics of terrestrial arthropods; structure and function of insect systems; biological control and integrated pest management; collecting, curating and identifying terrestrial arthropods.

Learning Outcomes

  • to appreciate the diversity of terrestrial arthropods;
  • to correctly identify and curate terrestrial arthropods;
  • to know the variety of techniques used to collect terrestrial arthropods;
  • to understand the evolutionary relationships between the major groups of terrestrial arthropods;
  • to understand the theory behind biological control and integrated pest management.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > Quizzes or tests - (40%)
  • Insect collection - (30%)
  • Invigilated > School-administered final exam - (30%).
Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of organismal biology and taxonomy (BZ1006-CNS/BS1007-TSV or equivalent), and skills in data analysis and experimental design (SC2202 or SC2209 or equivalent).
Prerequisites: (SC2202 OR SC2209 OR BZ2001 OR BS2001 OR AG2001) AND (BZ1006 OR BS1007 OR BZ1007 OR ZL1001 OR BZ1004 OR AG1004)
ZL5501 ZL3501 BZ5745


Cairns, Intensive, Study Period 3
Census Date 06-Feb-2020
Face to face teaching 03-Feb-2020 to 14-Feb-2020
Coord/Lect: Dr Peter Yeeles.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 25 hours practicals
  • 9 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.