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|Student Contribution Band:||Band 4|
|Administered by:||School of Marine & Tropical Biology|
This subject will examine the basic concepts of evolution, systematics and biogeography as they relate to the marine realm. It will focus on the application of methods used to study evolution and biogeography and will draw on a wide range of evidence from molecular data, through distribution records, the fossil record and life history traits to larval duration to explain biodiversity in the marine environment. It will review several case histories to demonstrate the role of historical events in determining distributions of marine taxa and contrast this with the role of ecological factors in maintaining marine populations.
|Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of level 1 biology, particularly zoology (eg BZ1001, ZL1001 or BZ1004). A basic understanding of geological processes and statistics is also recommended (eg EA1110, MA1401).|
|Prerequisites:||BZ1001 AND (ZL1001 OR BZ1004 OR AG1004)|
|Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal|
|Census Date 22-Mar-2012|
|Coordinator:||Professor David Bellwood|
|Lecturers:||Professor David Bellwood, Dr Orpha Bellwood.|
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (60%); assignments (40%).|
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