Australian Flora and Ecology

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Australian Flora and Ecology

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Animal Science, Ecology, Wildlife Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    (BIO1OF or BIO1MGC) and (BIO1AD or AGR1AAS or BIO1EEB)

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    In 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.

Course Disclaimer

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.