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BIOL3909 - Terrestrial Field Ecology (Advanced)
Faculty of Science - 6 credit points
HECS Band six
Domestic Fee: $3,900
International Fee: $4,500
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Biological Sciences
Offered session(s): 108
Assumed knowledge: BIOL (3006 or 3906). Prior completion of one of these units is very strongly recommended.
Prerequisites: Distinction average in 12 credit points of Intermediate Biology or ANSC2004 and BIOM2001
Prohibitions: BIOL3009
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr G Wardle.

Classes: See BIOL3009.

Assessment: Discussions and quiz (10%), research project proposal and brief presentation (10%), sampling project report (20%), sample and data processing (10%), research project report (50%).

This unit has the same objectives as BIOL3009 Terrestrial Field Ecology, and is suitable for students who wish to pursue certain aspects in greater depth. Entry is restricted, and selection is made from applicants on the basis of previous performance. Students taking this unit of study will complete an individual research project on a topic negotiated with a member of staff. It is expected that much of the data collection will be completed during the field trip but some extra time may be needed during semester 2. Specific details of this unit of study and assessment will be announced in meetings with students at the beginning of the unit. This unit of study may be taken as part of the BSc (Advanced) program.One 6 day field trip held in the pre-semester break (22 - 27 July 2012) and 4x4 hr practical classes during weeks 1-4 in Semester 2.
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