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BZ3745 - Tropical Entomology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
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.
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, Study Period 3, Block
Census Date 07-Feb-2019
Face to face teaching 04-Feb-2019 to 15-Feb-2019
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
Assessment: quizzes or tests (40%); insect collection (30%); school-administered final exam (30%).

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.