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  • Tropical Field EcologyZOOL30009

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    This field work subject takes place in the Daintree Rainforest Observatory in Northern Queensland, and provides an overall perspective on the biology of Australian terrestrial animals, including both vertebrates and invertebrates. A key aim is for students to gain experience in designing and cond...

  • Experimental Marine BiologyZOOL30008

    Offered:FebruaryYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject explores the techniques and methods of undertaking marine biological research, including experimental and sampling design, data collection, statistical analysis of data, presentation of the research results and peer review. Students will participate in a group project, in which they ...

  • Animal Structure and FunctionZOOL20005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Animals show remarkable diversity in form and function. In this subject you will explore how form and function are related, starting with simple animals like corals and working up to apes and humans. We ask: How are these animals related by evolution? What do they do, and how do they do this? The...

  • Graduate Seminar in Ecology & EvolutionZOOL90007

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject provides advanced critical appraisal of contemporary and controversial issues in population biology, including terrestrial and marine population ecology, evolutionary biology, and behavioural ecology. Each week, students will provide a seminar of a particular issue (reflecting a fund...

  • Australian Wildlife BiologyZOOL20004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will introduce students to the biology of Australia's vertebrate fauna with an emphasis on ecology and behaviour of frogs, reptiles, birds and mammals. There will be particular focus on the adaptations of the fauna to the unique and uncertain nature of the Australian terrestrial envi...

  • Animal BehaviourZOOL30006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject explores how natural and sexual selection have shaped the intriguing and often bizarre behaviours of animals. Topics include resource competition, predator avoidance, communication, mate choice, parental care, cooperation, sexual conflict, and the role of genes, hormones and learning...

  • Evolution and the Human ConditionZOOL30004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    How human are humans? Is Darwin’s extraordinary idea relevant for our species? This subject examines the role of evolution in shaping human biology, by examining our past origins, our current behavior and life-histories, and our future relationships with other organisms. Topics include the evolut...

  • Experimental Animal BehaviourZOOL30007

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In this subject you will conduct group-based, hands-on, original research into animal behaviour. Over the semester you will be immersed in the entire process of scientific research - from hypothesis development and experimental design, through to data collection and statistical analysis. You will...

  • Comparative Animal PhysiologyZOOL20006

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    This lecture and laboratory based subject aims to give students a solid foundation in basic physiological processes in animals, with a focus on the different ways in which animals adapt to their environments. Particular emphasis will be placed on marine and desert animals, and the integrative mec...

  • Sustainable Food ProductionFOOD90034

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Currently, there is more than sufficient food produced on a global scale to feed the population. This has been an upward trend throughout agricultural history, whereby humans have altered their cultivation habits to produce more. However, the continued rise in productivity is unlikely to continue...

  • Landscape Design 2HORT20017

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject equips students with the drawing skills necessary for the development of a small-scale design and with the graphic skills necessary to illustrate and document the design to produce a portfolio. Sketch design skills will be developed through a series of class graphics exercises. The s...

  • Horticulture for Sustainable CommunitiesHORT20013

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Horticulture for Sustainable Communities examines the role of urban horticulture as a discipline that seeks to sustain and improve our quality of life. It explores the relationship between people, plants and the wider environment. This is done by examining methodologies for minimising the potenti...

  • Plant HealthHORT90044

    Offered:NovemberYear:2019

    This subject assesses and evaluates plant pests and diseases, which are the key biological factors impacting on plant health in urban landscapes. Students will learn how to assess and identify common pest and disease species; be able to describe the symptoms; and learn how and when to control and...

  • Landscape Design 1HORT20014

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will examine historic garden design principles, their influence on contemporary garden design processes and relevance to the Australian context. Historic and contemporary approaches to landscape design will be investigated through garden site visits. The processes and principles rel...

  • Plants in the LandscapeHORT90033

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject explores the identification, selection and design use of plants in urban landscapes. The content includes an introduction to botanical nomenclature, plant selection, sources of information, planting design, planting plans, the design use of major plant groups, and recognition and ide...

  • Urban Tree ManagementHORT20019

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of the care and management of trees in urban settings. The content will include tree anatomy and structure, tree growth and function, tree root systems, tree pathology and health, methods of tree assessment and evaluation, tree p...

  • Greening LandscapesHORT20027

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Through lectures, tutorials, excursions and a hands-on nursery and practical program, this subject will address critical stages in the successful establishment of vegetation, including: seed quality (genetic variability, integrity and development); plant growth and propagation techniques (seed ge...

  • Tree Growth and FunctionHORT90041

    Offered:FebruaryYear:2019

    Environmental stresses such as drought, extreme heat and severe wind events are increasing in their severity in urban environments. This subject aims to help students understand how and why urban trees are vulnerable to such stresses. Urban tree biology and function is constantly compromised thro...

  • Landscape TechnologyHORT20028

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Landscape Technology is a subject which will develop the skills and knowledge required to understand the processes and techniques related to the installation and management of landscapes. Students will learn the role of documentation; to interpret drawings and understand basic construction techni...

  • Green Infrastructure for Liveable CitiesHORT90039

    Offered:FebruaryYear:2019

    Green infrastructure is the network of natural and designed vegetation elements within our cities and towns, in both public and private domains. Green infrastructure includes traditional green elements such as urban parks, gardens and trees, as well as newer green roofs, green walls and rain gard...