ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY

BIO1EEB

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The evolution of life on earth is a product of the interaction between organisms and the environment. BIO1EEB will explore the amazing diversity of life from a global and Australian perspective. How population genetics allows evolutionary changes of adaptation over both short and long periods of time will be discussed. BIO1EEB will also explain ecological forces that determine the distribution of life forms,the flow of energy through ecosystems and the dynamics of natural populations.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAdela Harvey

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects BIO1GEN, BIO1PS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPrinciples of BiologyPrescribed2016Nature Publishing

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Distinguish, describe and /or explain the evolution of organisms by natural selection and other processes

Activities:
lectures, interactive workshops, practical exercises, online activities, exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Distinguish, describe and/or explain the principles of population genetics and their relationship to natural selection

Activities:
lectures, interactive workshops, practical exercises, online activities, exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Classify the main kingdoms and phyla of eukaryotes using diagnostic characteristics, phylogenetic criteria and/or taxonomic keys

Activities:
lectures, interactive workshops, practical exercises, online activities, exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Distinguish, describe and/or explain the processes that have led to the current distribution of organisms in populations, communities and biomes, with a focus on Australian plants and animals

Activities:
lectures, interactive workshops, practical exercises, online activities, exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Distinguish, describe and/or explain ecosystem processes including interactions, energy flow and succession

Activities:
lectures, interactive workshops, practical exercises, online activities, exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Lawler

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will be expected to complete online activities (equivalent to 2 hours) prior to attending the workshop."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x 2 hr end of semester exam45 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Essay task (total approx 1000 words): annotated bibliography (4%) , Essay (15%)19 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quizzes (12 post-practical/ workshop quizzes - 3% each)36 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdela Harvey

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will be expected to complete online activities (equivalent to 2 hours) prior to attending the workshop."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x 2 hr end of semester exam45 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Essay task (total approx 1000 words): annotated bibliography (4%) , Essay (15%)19 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quizzes (12 post-practical/ workshop quizzes - 3% each)36 01, 02, 03, 04, 05