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BZ5705 - Australian Vertebrate Fauna

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Marine & Tropical Biology

Available to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Research Methods, Graduate Diploma of Science, Graduate Certificate of Science, Master of Applied Science, Graduate Certificate of Development Practice, Graduate Diploma of Development Practice, Master of Science, Master of Development Practice and Bachelor of Science (Advanced).

The biogeography, evolution and contemporary diversity of terrestrial vertebrates and marine reptiles and mammals in Australia. Topics include geological and climate history of Australia; biogeographic regions of Australia, origins and evolution of the vertebrate fauna; behaviour, breeding and life histories of vertebrates in relation to the Australian environment.

Learning Outcomes

  • achieve familiarity with diversity of Australian vertebrates;
  • acquire skill in techniques required for survey and wildlife research in Australia;
  • proficiency in handling and species identification of vertebrates;
  • skill in report writing for fauna survey.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to encompass and use methods and conceptual advances in areas of knowledge cognate to their central area(s) of expertise.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Students enrolling in this subject should have an undergraduate degree in biology or have acquired equivalent knowledge through other study. They should have a good background in zoology and ecology and a sound understanding of quantitative methods in biology.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BZ2705 BZ3705 ZL5203 ZL3203

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Professor Andrew Krockenberger
Lecturers: Dr Brad Congdon, Professor Andrew Krockenberger, Empro Ross Alford, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 4 days fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); essays (20%); (10%); (20%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Brad Congdon, Professor Andrew Krockenberger, Empro Ross Alford, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 3 days fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); essays (20%); (10%); (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.