Plant Ecology - BIOS3061

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: BIOS2011

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Topics include: plant-animal interactions, including herbivory, seed dispersal and pollination; biological invasions; disturbance, including life in fire-prone ecosystems and the effects of human influences on plant communities; plant regeneration, including reproduction and mating systems, and seed and seedling ecology; evolutionary radiations; plant ecological strategies. We incorporate evolutionary, population and community approaches to plant ecology, and include examples from Australia, and around the world. The course is not lecture based – rather, weekly meetings will be based on discussions facilitated and led by both lecturers and students.

A five day field excursion during mid-session break is compulsory and will involve expense to individual students.

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