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SLE237 - Biogeography

Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

SQB237

Unit chair:

Liz Weldon

Prerequisite:

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

Contact hours:

Intensive unit with a total of 50 contact hours over three weeks. Classes, practicals and an excursion will take place in the first two weeks.  A two hour test will take place at the end of the third week.

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

In this unit you will learn to identify and explain the processes and control mechanisms responsible for the changing spatial and temporal distribution patterns of organisms across marine and terrestrial environments. You will also learn how to describe the distribution patterns you observe on both a regional and global scale. The classes and practicals will include activity based learning and there will be a particular emphasis on drawing examples from the Australian biota.

Assessment

Two assignments (2 x 30%) 60%, in-class quizzes 20%, final test 20%

Unit Fee Information

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