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BZ5925 - Australian Terrestrial Diversity

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

The diversity, evolutionary history, and biology of terrestrial vertebrates and invertebrates of Australia. This subject will cover the major animal groups in Australia, focusing on patterns of diversity, biogeography and evolutionary history in this region, and particularly interesting aspects of their natural history and behaviour.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate proficiency in handling and species identification of terrestrial vertebrates and invertebrates;
  • design appropriate research activities for survey and wildlife research in Australia;
  • produce scientific reports incorporating analyses of fauna survey data;
  • assess the diversity of Australian vertebrates and invertebrates through appropriate survey techniques.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) -
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (25%) -
Prerequisites: BS1007 OR BZ1007 OR BZ1006 OR BZ1004 OR AG1004 OR ZL1001
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BZ5705 ZL3203 ZL5203 BZ3705 BZ2705 BZ2725

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours practicals
  • 13 hours pre-recorded content/lectures
  • 26 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours practicals - Field work afternoons, follow up in class next morning
  • 13 hours pre-recorded content/lectures
  • 26 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.