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BZ5990 - Toolkit for the Field Biologist

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
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.
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Combinations:
BZ2490

Availabilities

Townsville, Block, Study Period 7
Census Date 11-Jul-2019
Face to face teaching 08-Jul-2019 to 19-Jul-2019
Coordinator: Professor Lin Schwarzkopf
Lecturers: Professor Stephen Williams, Dr Ben Hirsch, Professor Lin Schwarzkopf.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours on-campus > Lectures
  • 24 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: assignments.

Cairns, Block, Study Period 7
Census Date 11-Jul-2019
Face to face teaching 08-Jul-2019 to 19-Jul-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Susan Laurance
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Will Edwards, Assoc. Professor Susan Laurance, Dr Tasmin Rymer.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours on-campus > Lectures
  • 24 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: assignments.

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.