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SLE355 - Evolutionary and Ecological Physiology

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Tim Jessop


One of SLE204, SLE205, SLE211 plus 1 level 2 SLE-coded unit



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 4 x 3 hour class/discussion per week for 2 weeks (week 1 and 2), 4 x 3 hour seminars and field trip preparation (week 3), one week field trip (5 days in week 4).


Students may be required to meet their own expenses on fieldwork. 


How animals respond to current and future environmental change is influenced by their capacity for physiological adaptation. In this unit you will develop and apply understanding of animal physiological systems in the broadest possible sense; including what physiologies enable animals to tolerate climatic and environmental variation; and how physiology through adaptive processes influence the abundance and distributions of animals.  A major focus of this unit will be to train students to conduct field physiological research. Here through developing techniques in critical appraisal of scientific literature, research design, experimental methods and statistical analysis, students will then apply these skills in group based field physiology experiments on native Australian animals.


2 x reports (10%, 20%) 30%, group oral presentation 10%, literature review 20%, field trip test 15%, examination 25%

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