|Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Seebacher.|
Classes: 2x1 hr lectures/week, 1x4 hr practical/week.
Assessment: 1x1.5 hr exam (40%), field trip seminar (30%), laboratory report (30%)
|Ecophysiology is a conceptually based unit of study that covers physiological interactions between animals and their environments. The unit focuses on the evolution of physiological capacities and how these may explain the ecology and biogeography or organisms. Lectures are based on the current primary literature. Lecturers have active research programs on the topics they cover and will present original research findings where appropriate. Examples are mainly from insects, vertebrates, and marine organisms. As part of the practical component, students design their own original research projects to be conducted during a week-end long field trip, and during self-directed laboratory sessions.The completion of 6 credit points of MBLG units is highly recommended.|