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BZ5990 - Toolkit for the Field Biologist

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject is designed to build the toolkit of a modern zoologist and ecologist. Methods and skills will span the spectrum from fundamental (field and survey skills and basic taxonomy and identification of key vertebrates, invertebrates and plants) to innovative techniques, including remote sensing technologies involving satellite imagery, drones, sensors, camera traps and environmental forensics.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify species of particular importance to the tropics (e.g. dominant, endangered or invasive) using field guides and taxonomic keys;
  • critically identify, select and assess appropriate field techniques to generate biodiversity survey data;
  • report results of survey data via written and verbal presentations;
  • demonstrate ability to use emerging technologies in environmental surveys.

Subject Assessment

  • assignments.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BZ2490

Availabilities

Townsville, Intensive, Study Period 7
Census Date 09-Jul-2020
Face to face teaching 06-Jul-2020 to 17-Jul-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Intensive, Study Period 7
Census Date 09-Jul-2020
Face to face teaching 06-Jul-2020 to 17-Jul-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 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.