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Ecology (ENV241)

Organisational Unit School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description Ecology concerns interactions of biota that determine their distribution and abundance. Students study ecological concepts, the scientific method, and their practical application in the field. Theory will cover interactions from the level of individuals, through populations, communities, ecosystems and finally, the biosphere. The unit is taught from an evolutionary perspective and will use familiar Australian examples to augment understanding. A field component is integral: all students participate in the collection and interpretation of a substantial set of ecological field data.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week; computer laboratories: weeks 1 to 4, for 3 hours.
Other Learning Experiences One-week field component during which students will collect, collate, analyse and begin to interpret a substantial amount of ecological data.
Prerequisites BIO103 Introduction to Environmental Biology or BIO180 Introduction to Marine Biology.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed ENV268 Ecology may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Appears in these Minors Ecosystem Management
Marine Biology
Sustainability, Ecosystems and Community Development
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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