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Faculty Of Science, Technology & Engineering

BOT3FEB, 2012

Subject Code:BOT3FEB
Subject Short Title:FIELD AND ENVIRONMENTAL BOTANY
Credit Points:30.0
Special Conditions:students are expected to attend two field trips, each of three days duration. These field trips are an essential part of the subject and reports based on them are used in final assessment. It is not possible to set alternative work.
Subject Description:This subject explores advanced topics in plant community ecology, diversity and ecosystem function, and in the diversity and ecology of fungi in natural and managed ecosystems, particularly in relation to plant diseases and their control by disease resistance. The study of managed ecosystems includes plant domestication, and the ecology of agriculture in relation to disease epidemics. There is also a strong emphasis on experimental design, methods of data collection and statistical analysis. The subject includes two weekend field trips to study community ecology and fungal diversity.
Prerequisites:BOT22ES or BOT22AES or BOT2AES
Class Requirements:four 1-hour lectures per week, field trips and laboratory classes equivalent to 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 equivalent to 3,500 words40

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Subject Coordinator: Dr Pete Green

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