Advanced Field Biology - BIOS3601

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: 45

Enrolment Requirements:

Pre-Requisite: At least 6UOC from BIOS2031 or BIOS2051 or BIOS2061

Excluded: IEST6001

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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An advanced practical training in diversity, systematics, biology and identification of terrestrial animals and plants. The course is run principally as an intensive one (1) week course at Smiths Lake Field Station during O-Week (Sunday 19th February until Friday 24th February). Students will receive theoretical and practical training in current methods of trapping, collecting and identifying animals and plants, estimation of population size, biodiversity, the conduct of animal surveys, and data analyses. The course coverage will include both vertebrate and invertebrate animals and plants.

Assumed knowledge: BEES2041 and familiarity with principles of systematics

Note: Available to students in Advanced Science, with unfilled places available to students in Environmental Science, Biological Science and Ecology Majors with a credit average.
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