BOTY203 Plant Diversity

Updated: 18 November 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
10 February 2020 14 February 2020 Mandatory Ability to enrol in this unit will be removed approx two days prior to the commencement of this mandatory intensive school.
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites BIOL120 or BIOL120A or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions BOTY211 or BOTY211A or BOTY411 or BOTY241 or BOTY341 or BOTY403
Notes

The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Combined Units BOTY403 - Plant Diversity
Coordinator(s) Jeremy Bruhl (jbruhl@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit integrates lectures, practicals, fieldwork, a taxonomically orientated review, and plant collection to develop botanical skills relating to plant diversity, morphology and taxonomy. Principles and practices of identification, classification and naming of plants emphasise characteristically Australian plant families. The fundamental role of plant taxonomy and its importance to science and society is explored.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Plant Systematics

ISBN: 9780128126288
Simpson, M.G., Elsevier Science & Technology 3nd ed. 2019

Note: Must have item: hardcopy or eBook is acceptable. New 2019 edition. Earlier editions are best avoided.

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Recommended Material
Optional

Text(s):

Note: Recommended material may be held in the University Library - purchase is optional

Name That Flower

ISBN: 9780522876048
Clarke, I., MUP 3rd ed. 2019

Note: Cheap and relevant. Paperback available. New 2019 edition. Earlier editions are best avoided.

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory 4 x Online Quizzes 40% On Campus and Online
Assessment Notes

Word length not applicable owing to the statistical nature of the questions.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 2, 3

Compulsory Herbarium 35% On Campus and Online
Assessment Notes

15 sheets

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 4

Compulsory Practical 0%
Assessment Notes

The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Compulsory Practical Quiz 10% Online
Assessment Notes

Open book. Word length not applicable owing to the statistical nature of the questions..

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 2, 3

Compulsory Practical Quizzes 1 5% On Campus
Assessment Notes

Open book

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 2, 3

Compulsory Practical Quizzes 2 5% On Campus
Assessment Notes

Open book

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 2, 3

Compulsory Taxonomic Review 15% On Campus and Online 1000-1500
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 2-5


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad knowledge of, and skills necessary for the collection and preparation of high quality herbarium specimens and completion of a herbarium collection, including data basing of metadata;
  2. find, assess and use botanical literature and communicate this knowledge to others in written forms;
  3. demonstrate skills in plant morphology and plant identification in the field and laboratory leading to description, recognition and identification of major plant groups and some plant families and species and communicate this knowledge to others in written forms;
  4. demonstrate a broad knowledge of the fundamental role of taxonomy and its importance to science and society and communicate this knowledge to others in written forms; and
  5. demonstrate an understanding of the utility of voucher specimens for botanical/ecological/biological studies, and functions of a herbarium.