SLE237 - Biogeography


2021 unit information

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


EFTSL value: 0.125

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



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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

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, and a half day field trip. A two hour test will take place at the end of the third week.


Biogeography is the study of the spatial and temporal distribution of plants and animals. In this unit, students will integrate their own observations, and concepts they have learned about biology, geography and the environment to identify and explain the patterns and processes responsible for the distribution of organisms across marine and terrestrial environments. The classes and practicals will include activity based learning, and there will be particular emphasis on drawing examples from the Australian biota.

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