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SLE237 - Biogeography

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Liz Weldon


One of SLE102, SLE103, SLE111, SLE115, SLE132, SLE136 or SLE151



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Contact hours:

Intensive: This unit is taught over a two week period. Students are required to attend 3-5 hours of classes per day, 4 x 3 hour practicals per trimester and a half day field trip. A two hour test will take place at the end of the third week.


Biogeography is the study of the spatial and temporal distribution of plants and animals. In SLE237 students will integrate their own observations, and concepts they have learned about biology, geography and the environment to identify and explain the patterns and processes responsible for the changing spatial and temporal distribution of organisms across marine and terrestrial environments. The classes and practicals will include activity based learning and there will be particular emphasis on drawing examples from the Australian biota. Students will also experience applied learning from presentations by guest scientists working in the field of biogeography.


In-class quizzes 20%, workbook 30%, essay 30%, class test 20%

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