BOTY390 Field Botany

Updated: 26 September 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s)

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

Start Finish Attendance Notes
30 November 2020 05 December 2020 Mandatory None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites (AGRO211 or BOTY203) and ECOL203; or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None

There will be a 6-day mandatory intensive school with the first and last day at UNE and 4 days spent in the field.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Jeremy Bruhl (
Unit Description

This unit will integrate planning, execution and write-up of field-based ecological-botanical-taxonomic studies. A six-day intensive school will include a day of pre-trip planning at UNE, four days in the field and one day debriefing at UNE, providing students with an authentic learning experience. Students will gain a broad range of world's best practice, botanical field skills across assessment, monitoring, experimentation and sampling set within a strongly scientific conceptual framework.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. plan and undertake field-based botanical studies thereby demonstrating an ability to work autonomously and use well-developed judgment within the subject;
  2. analyse, assess, identify and report on plant communities which will also demonstrate the ability to transmit knowledge/ideas to others;
  3. demonstrate the ability to use well-developed cognitive skills by being able to identify, database and voucher plants;
  4. assess status of plants species at a particular location thereby also demonstrating the ability to apply advanced theoretical and/or technical knowledge of the subject; and
  5. demonstrate the ability to analyse, generate and transmit solutions to complex problems by conducting experiments that assess plant trait function; communicate this knowledge through oral presentations and written reports.