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SLE203 - Plant Biology

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Maria Gibson


One of SLE103, SLE111, SLE132 or SLE151



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour class per week, 6 x 3 hour practicals per trimester


Plant diversity in an Australian context is examined with emphasis on plant structure and function, growth and development, ecophysiology, floral structure and identification, taxonomy and nutrition.  Ecophysiology is examined in terms of adaptations to environment in the context of Climate Change.  The fungi, lichens and benthic marine macroalgae also are examined.  Ethnobotany forms a module within the unit.


Practical work (assignment 1 - 10%, assignment 2 - 20%) 30%, practical test 30%, theory (2 x in-class tests (20% each) 40%

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