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SLE237 - Biogeography

Unit details

Year2016 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



Incompatible with:


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.


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.


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

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