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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:

0.125

Unit chair:

Tim Jessop

Prerequisite:

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

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

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

Note:

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

Content

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.

Assessment

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

Unit Fee Information

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