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BZ3001 - Field Studies in the Equatorial Tropics: Borneo

[Offered in odd-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Marine & Environmental Sciences

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.
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.

Availabilities

Study Period 10, External
Census Date 10-Dec-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Professor Will Edwards, Assoc. Professor Conrad Hoskin, Dr Janine Sheaves, Professor Lin Schwarzkopf, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 14 days fieldwork
Assessment: presentations (30%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); research proposal (10%); essay (40%); field notebook (10%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

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.