BZ5450 - Ecological and Conservation Genetics
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
Available to students admitted to the Graduate Certificate of Science, Graduate Diploma
of Science, Graduate Diploma of Research Methods, Master of Applied Science, Graduate
Certificate of Development Practice, Graduate Diploma of Development Practice, Master
of Science, Master of Science (Professional) or Master of Development Practice.
The continuing development of genetic techniques over recent years has opened new
and exciting avenues in research in ecology and conservation. A rounded education
in any ecological or conservation field requires awareness of the current use and
future potential of genetic techniques. This subject introduces the student to these
uses. Uses of molecular phylogenies and population genetic data will be introduced
to demonstrate how these can trace the evolutionary history of a group and assist
in biodiversity and conservation studies. Factors affecting the genetic structure
of species will be covered, including the effects of social structure and population
subdivision on gene flow. There is an emphasis on the use of genetic approaches to
setting conservation priorities and in management of endangered populations.
- end of semester exam (50%)
- practical reports and 3000 word assignment (30%)
- essays and tests (20%).
|Students enrolling in this subject should have an undergraduate degree in a relevant
discipline (eg biology or environmental science) or have acquired equivalent knowledge
through other study. They should have a good understanding of genetics and/or biochemistry,
including knowledge of genetic inheritance, principles of evolutionary analysis and
a fundamental understanding of whole organism biology.
|AG3003 AG5003 BZ3450
Study Period 2
|Census Date 27-Aug-2020
||Dr Megan Higgie
||Professor Kyall Zenger, Dr Megan Higgie, Dr Lynne Van Herwerden.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 26 hours lectures
- 36 hours practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
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