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Faculty Of Science, Technology & Engineering

BOT3ESE, 2012

Subject Code:BOT3ESE
Subject Short Title:ECOLOGY, SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTION
Credit Points:30.0
Special Conditions:Students are expected to attend a field trip of approximately three days duration.
Subject Description:This subject is concerned with advanced aspects of plant ecology and systematics. In the component on plant ecology, the broad topic of community diversity and ecosystem function is covered. Concepts discussed include vegetation change, maintenance of species diversity, ecosystem disturbance, and conservation in fragmented ecosystems. In the component on plant systematics and biodiversity, students study patterns of variation and relationships in flowering plants. A component on climate change covers the basic science of climate change and its potential impacts on Australian flora.
Prerequisites:BOT22ES or BOT22AES or BOT2AES
Class Requirements:four 1-hour lectures, two 4-hour practical classes per week.
Work Experience Indicator:Student is not undertaking work experience in industry
Available to 'Study Abroad' students:Y

Assessment:

Assessment Type%Comments
two 2-hour examinations60
practical assignments and field trip reports.40

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Subject Coordinator: Dr John Morgan

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