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Principles of Ecology (6920.4)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
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Faculty: Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Science

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    • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (153884) - View
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    Syllabus

    Topics covered include organism interactions with the physical environment; life history attributes for growth, reproduction and dispersal, especially in plants and insects; concept of a resource and of limiting factors; population dynamics and control; present patterns of biodiversity in terrestrial habitats. Practical studies in the field and laboratory aim to develop ecological investigation and measurement skills as well as techniques for collecting, preserving and identifying specimens.

    Learning Outcomes

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    1. a foundation understanding of ecological theory at the organism, population and community levels.

    2. basic skills for ecological investigation, including the identification of organisms, collection of data and scientific report writing.

    3. a familiarity with the patterns of biological diversity and processes generating them in parts of Australia.

    4. well-developed scientific thinking and writing skills.

    Contact Hours

    Up to two hours of lectures and three hours of practicals per week; a major field class.

    Prerequisites

    Concepts in Biology and Plants and Animals.

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