ZOOL528 Insect-Plant InteractionsUpdated: 18 July 2019
Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.
|Supervised Exam||There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.|
|Pre-requisites||candidature in a postgraduate award|
This unit requires statistical interpretations of data. Please make sure you have a good understanding of statistics, and can use R. If not you should also enrol in STAT100 or equivalent unit.
- Insect-Plant Interactions
|Coordinator(s)||Nigel Andrew (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Insect-Plant Interactions will explore how insects interact with their environment, and their successful adaptation to many terrestrial ecosystems. Lectures and readings will explore the influence of evolution, plant traits and environment on insect behaviour, development and diversity. Interactions covered will include herbivory, pollination, predation, parasitism and competition among others. Applied issues to be explored include insect roles in ecosystem services, pest management, conservation and assessing impacts of climate change. Student outcomes will include an advanced understanding of the role insects play in ecosystems, grant writing skills, as well as laboratory and field experience.
Students should note that this unit requires animal experimentation and/or dissection during some mandatory practical classes.
|Materials||No text required|
|Disclaimer||Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.|
|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: