BZ5061 - Behavioural Ecology
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
Understanding the evolution, maintenance and diversity of animal behaviours is one
of the great joys of being a zoologist. This subject provides you with the skills
to observe and interpret this variety of behaviours, with an emphasis on tropical
ecosystems. Examples include areas such as natural selection, predator vs. prey dynamics,
sexual selection and mate choice, mating systems, cooperation and sociality.
- explain and reference the intellectual foundation of the field of behavioural ecology;
- critically interpret the biological world within the framework of behavioural ecology;
- skilfully apply appropriate practical skills for behavioural ecologists.
|Students enrolling in this subject should have a good background in undergraduate
biology. Knowledge of ecology and biological statistics are recommended.
|BZ3061 ZL3061 ZL5061
Study Period 2
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019
||Dr Ben Hirsch
||Assoc. Professor Will Edwards, Miss Kyana Pike, Dr Ben Hirsch.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 26 hours lectures
- 13 hours tutorials
- 13 hours fieldwork
- assessment and self-directed study
||end of semester exam (40%); survival skills (10%); eportfolio (mid-sem) (20%); eportfolio (end-sem) (20%); eportfolio peer assessment (10%).
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