This unit covers a range of topics related to the basic understanding of the nature of Ecology. The areas covered include the history and development of the philosophical underpinnings of our modern understanding of ecology and the evolutionary process. Included in this unit are the fundamentals of the responses of plants, animals and other organisms to their environment and the interaction of these organisms as they form communities and ecosystems.
RBF1310 - Biology 1
RBF1320 - Biology 2
|1.||Identify and clearly interpret key ecological processes at population, community and ecosystem levels;|
|2.||Relate ecological concepts to real-life field situations and environmental management;|
|3.||Determine methods of studying and measuring species behaviour, interactions and dynamics; and|
|4.||Critically examine conceptually complex ecological thought in both written and spoken form.|
|Report||Field Portfolio (2)||40%|
|Presentation||Oral and Written Presentation||30%|
Ecology: An Australian perspective
Attiwill, P. & Wilson, B., (2006)
Oxford University Press
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