ECOL100 Ecology: Concepts and ApplicationsUpdated: 26 September 2019
Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.
|Supervised Exam||There is no supervised examination.|
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.
|Coordinator(s)||Sabine Both (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
The estimated number of described species on earth is between 1.5 and 1.8 million species. Many others await discovery and formal recognition. Studying the distribution and abundance of species, and associated interactions with their natural environment is central to understanding how our earth works. Ecology helps us understand the underpinning principles of natural systems and cycles, thereby enabling the prediction of species' response to environmental change. Ecology also helps us understand complex problems that may arise from species' response to environmental change. This unit through high level practical engagements (including a field trip) introduces main concepts of ecology within an applied framework. Students will also be exposed to the evolutionary perspective that forms the theoretical foundation of the syllabus.
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|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: