|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||College of Marine & Environmental Sciences|
Postgraduate Diploma of Research Methods, Master of Applied Science, Graduate Diploma of Science, Graduate Certificate of Science, Master of Science, Graduate Certificate of Research Methods, Bachelor of Science (Advanced), Graduate Certificate of Development Practice and Graduate Diploma of Development Practice.
This subject considers the ways that animals and plants interact and adapt to the physical aspects of their environment. We examine the morphological, physiological and behavioural adaptations that arise from environmental challenges faced by species across a range of spatial and temporal scales. In the practical component of this subject, students get to manage a scientific project from beginning to end. Working in small groups, students are able to design two research experiments that examine adaptations of a non-protected plant and invertebrate species, conduct those experiments, manage the project logistics and budgets, analyse the results, and are trained to report their findings in two formats: delivering a seminar and writing peer-reviewed written reports. Students also learn to constructively critique the work of others and gain experience in the peer review process.
|Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of chemistry, zoology and botany. (CH1011 AND (BZ1005 OR BZ1004 OR BZ1003)) or equivalent.|
|BZ5008 ZL2008 ZL5008 BZ2008 BZ2808|
|Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2|
|Census Date 27-Aug-2015|
|Coordinator:||<Person not found>|
|Lecturers:||<Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Lucas Cernusak, Dr Alex Cheesman.|
|Assessment:||on-course assessment; (50%); centrally-administered final exam (50%).|
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