ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY

BIO1EEB

2021

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 explore the ecological forces that determine the distribution of life forms, the flow of energy through ecosystems and the dynamics of natural populations as well as the impacts of humans on ecosystems . This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential, which entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affects the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems; now and in the future.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAdela Harvey

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Campbell Biology: Australian and New Zealand edition

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorReece, Urry & Meyers

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPearson Education Australia

ISBNN/A

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Distinguish, describe and /or explain the evolution of organisms by natural selection and other processes
02. Distinguish, describe and/or explain the principles of population genetics and their relationship to natural selection
03. Classify the main kingdoms and phyla of eukaryotes using diagnostic characteristics, phylogenetic criteria and/or taxonomic keys
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
05. Distinguish, describe and/or explain ecosystem processes including species interactions and energy flow, and the economic, social and environmental impacts of humans on ecosystems.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdela Harvey

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via video conference.
Lectures held in Bundoora and video-conferenced to Albury/Wodonga

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class every two weeks on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Students will be expected to complete online activities (equivalent to 2 hours) prior to attending the fortnightly workshop.

WorkShopWeek: 32 - 43
One 1.00 h 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 fortnightly workshop.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1 x 2 hr end of semester exam

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Essay task (equiv to 1000 words): annotated bibliography (4%), Essay (15%)Students work in pairs to peer review the annotated bibliography of two other students. A mark is awarded for the quality of the feedback given to others.

N/AN/AN/ANo19 SILO4, SILO5

Online quizzes (12 post-practical/ workshop quizzes - 3% each) (equiv to 1200 words total)

N/AN/AN/ANo36 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdela Harvey

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
All lectures video-linked from Bundoora to Albury/Wodonga campus - and both campuses lectures must be timetabled on same day and time

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class every two weeks on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Students will be expected to complete online activities (equivalent to 2 hours) prior to attending the fortnightly workshop.

WorkShopWeek: 32 - 43
One 1.00 h 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 fortnightly workshop.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1 x 2 hr end of semester exam

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Essay task (equiv to 1000 words): annotated bibliography (4%), Essay (15%)Students work in pairs to peer review the annotated bibliography of two other students. A mark is awarded for the quality of the feedback given to others.

N/AN/AN/ANo19 SILO4, SILO5

Online quizzes (12 post-practical/ workshop quizzes - 3% each) (equiv to 1200 words total)

N/AN/AN/ANo36 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5