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BZ3001 - Field Studies in the Equatorial Tropics: Borneo

[Offered in odd-numbered years]

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

Normally available to students studying tropical biology. Enrolment numbers are limited, based on merit and permission of Subject Coordinator. Students enrolling in this subject must have a good background in terrestrial biology, experimental design and ecology. They will have completed or be enrolled in 9 credit points of level 2 BZ subjects including BZ2001 and BZ2440.

A two week intensive field course situated in the lowland rainforests of Sabah, Borneo. Students will obtain the research skills required to operate within one of the worlds most biologically diverse biomes, including experimental and survey design, data collection, analysis and reporting. Projects will involve both plants and animals, within the general areas of behaviour, ecology and evolutionary biology. Special topics reflect research interests of staff.

There are additional charges for this subject; please contact the School for details.

Learning Outcomes

  • design and analysis of field research and survey projects;
  • dbility to work collaboratively;
  • experience in tropical field studies;
  • a greater awareness of biological diversity In situ study of behaviour, ecology and evolution.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Students enrolling in this subject must have a good background in terrestrial biology, experimental design and ecology. They will have completed or be enrolled in 9 credit points of level 2 BZ subjects including BZ2001 and BZ2440.

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.