Australian Flora and Ecology
La Trobe University
Area of Study
Animal Science, Ecology, Wildlife Biology
Taught In English
(BIO1OF or BIO1MGC) and (BIO1AD or AGR1AAS or BIO1EEB)
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewIn this unit students examine the evolution, biology and ecology of the major groups of Australian animals. It will examine the ecology of animals at the level of the individual, the population, the community and the ecosystem, within an evolutionary framework. Topics include ecological methods, predator-prey and host-parasite interactions, the concepts of niche and habitat, over-exploitation of natural populations, competition and disturbance and processes threatening Australian ecosystems. Many of the practical classes are based almost entirely in the field within Reserves managed by the University. They will introduce students to field survey techniques used in terrestrial and aquatic habitats, experimental design and the analysis of data.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.