FLORA AND FAUNA OF AUSTRALIA
Credit points: 15
This subject introduces students to the Australian environment and its biota. The principles of biogeography and phylogenetic reconstruction, the continent's history as part of Gondwana, and the topography and climate of Australia (and New Guinea) are reviewed. These topics provide the framework for examining the evolution and ecology of selected plant and animal groups that contribute significantly to the past or present biota, and to review the distribution and history of the continent's biological communities, along with its fire history, and human impacts. The subject provides students with a framework for the consideration of conservation and land management issues and promotes the development of skills in hypothesis generation and testing as well as written and verbal communication skills.
FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering
Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Pridmore
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Incompatible subjects WEM2TAE, WEM2EPA, WEM2EGE, WEM2EPB
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Albury-Wodonga, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Pridmore
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 13 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.
|5-10 minute talk ('seminar')||5|
|End of semester short answer and essay exam.(3 hours)||50|
|Practical questions short answer weeks 1-11.||20|
|Review essay. 2000 words, 1st submission (15%) mid semester and 2nd submission end of semester (10%)||25|