MB2080 - Invertebrate Biology
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
This subject provides an overview of the major phyla of marine and terrestrial invertebrates.
Emphasis will be placed on the evolution and physical diversity of the phyla and their
main biological and life-history features. Topics include phylogenetic relationships
among the metazoans; biodiversity; patterns of evolution within the major phyla; reasons
for the success of the major phyla.
- To acquire knowledge of the names and distinguishing features of all major invertebrate
phyla. For some phyla, more detailed knowledge is expected of classification, anatomy
and life histories;
- To acquire knowledge of the ways these phyla might be grouped in a larger phylogenetic
- To appreciate invertebrate biodiversity, past and present;
- To appreciate the diversity of life histories, habitats and biology among the phyla;
- To learn methods for handling, examining and preparing typical invertebrates.
- end of semester exam (50%)
- on course assessment (50%).
|Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of Level 1 organismal
biology and should have completed BS1007(TSV) or BZ1006(CNS) or equivalent.
||BZ1004 OR AG1004 OR BZ1006 OR BZ1007 OR BS1007
|MB5380 ZL2005 ZL5005
Study Period 2
|Census Date 27-Aug-2020
||Assoc. Professor David Bourne
||Dr Lindsay Harrington, Assoc. Professor David Bourne, Dr Waldo Nuez-Ortin, Dr Janine Sheaves, Dr Orpha Bellwood, Dr Lynne Van Herwerden.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 26 hours lectures
- 22 hours practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
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