ECOLOGY

BIO2ECO

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, we will study environmental factors and their effects on organisms; key topics are: evolution and adaptation, properties of populations as well as interactions between organisms, including competition and predator-prey relationships. These concepts will be further illustrated with recently published research work in ecology and relevant video programs. The practical component will re-enforce some of the lecture material and introduce a number of ecological techniques. In addition, practicals will be used to illustrate the diversity of organisms in freshwater, terrestrial and marine ecosystems.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites OED1RAL or BIO1CO or approval of unit coordinator.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEcology: An Australian Perspective (2nd edn)PrescribedAttiwill,P. & Wilson, B.(2006)MELBOURNE: OXFORD

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 10 - 22
Three 3.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"An average of 5 hours per week per semester"

Practical Week: 10 - 22
Eight 2.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"An average of 5 hours per week per semester"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Exam (2 hour)50
Oral presentation (10 mins + 5 mins discussion)20
Poster5
Written practical reports (average 500 words each) (5 x 5%)Hurdle requirement: Students must attend a minimum of 70% of time allotted to practical classes.25