BZ2820 - Evolutionary Biology
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Marine & Environmental Sciences
Evolution is the dominate process in the development of life on earth. It influences
every aspect of an organisms form and behaviour. This subject examines the evolutionary
processes that have given rise to the diversity of life on earth; including the diversification
and adaptation of populations to their surrounding environments and the rise of new
species. Theory and techniques derived from Evolutionary Biology underpin many other
field in biology and are being increasingly used in the conservation and management
of threatened species and ecosystems. Knowledge of evolutionary processes is therefore
essential for understanding and predicting how organisms will respond to increasing
- to acquire proficiency in observation and evaluation of methods of data collection
- to gain experience in problem-solving and scientific decision- making, and to develop
skills in preparing and presenting written technical reports;
- to understand the basis of, and methods for, studying evolutionary processes;
- to understand how evolutionary processes lead to diversity of life and to ecological
patterns of distribution and abundance.
|Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of the fundamentals
of biology, inheritance and the principles of evolution (BZ1005 or BZ1001 or equivalent).
||BZ1005 OR BZ1001
|AG2005 BZ5420 BZ2420 BZ5820
Study Period 1
|Census Date 26-Mar-2015
||Dr Tasmin Rymer
||Dr Mason Campbell, Dr Tasmin Rymer, Dr Brad Congdon.
- 26 hours lectures
- 30 hours practicals - Practical and computer workshops
||end of semester exam (50%); practical reports, written assignments and on-course work (50%).
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