|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||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.
|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|
|Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2|
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019|
|Coordinator:||Dr Megan Higgie|
|Lecturers:||Professor Kyall Zenger, Dr Megan Higgie, Dr Lynne Van Herwerden.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (50%); practical reports and 3000 word assignment (30%); essays and tests (20%).|
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.