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  • Zoology Research ProjectZOOL90006

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    This subject provides students with the opportunity to design and conduct, under supervision, independent research. Students will also develop skills in critically evaluating new knowledge within a scientific paradigm. Specific research projects will depend upon the availability of appropriate ex...

  • Experimental Animal BehaviourZOOL30007

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    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...

  • Australian Wildlife BiologyZOOL20004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    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...

  • Zoology Research ProjectZOOL90009

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    This subject provides students with the opportunity to design and conduct, under supervision, independent research. Students will also develop skills in critically evaluating new knowledge within a scientific paradigm. Specific research projects will depend upon the availability of appropriate ex...

  • Animal BehaviourZOOL30006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    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...

  • Animal Structure and FunctionZOOL20005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    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...

  • Animal Sci & Mgt Research Project Part 1DASC40004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    This honours research project in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences aims to develop a student's ability to design and undertake a substantial body of work, to find solutions to a particular problem, and to report on this in written and verbal form. Project definition is completed...

  • Production Animal PhysiologyDASC30018

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    Efficient production relies on keeping animals in their optimal physiological state. The aim of this subject is to provide in depth knowledge of animal physiology as it pertains to the production of food and fibre. Furthermore this subject will cover industry scenarios that compromise efficient p...

  • Field Biology of Australian WildlifeZOOL30009

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018Quotas apply

    This field work subject 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 conducting a research project on wild animal populations and then preparing a journ...

  • Evolution and the Human ConditionZOOL30004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    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 Marine BiologyZOOL30008

    Offered:FebruaryYear:2018Quotas 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 ...

  • Horticulture for Sustainable CommunitiesHORT20013

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    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...

  • Soils and Growing MediaHORT10014

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    Understanding soils and growing media is fundamental to achieving optimal growth of plants in a wide range of environments. Soils affect plant health intimately and their composition, structure and nutrient availability can dictate which plants can be grown successfully in a particular environmen...

  • Horticultural PlantsHORT10009

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    This subject focuses on introducing plant types and morphology (roots, stems, leaves, flowers, inflorescences and fruits); plant habit and lifecycles; the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants (ICNAFP) and the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (ICNC...

  • Designing Green Roofs and WallsHORT90046

    Offered:SeptemberYear:2018

    This subject explores the design, specification and management of green roofs and walls. The content will include guidelines and policies supporting green roofs and walls, relevant typologies and categories of use, requirements for successful design, construction and maintenance, development of s...

  • Landscape TechnologyHORT20028

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    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...

  • Tree Identification and SelectionHORT90043

    Offered:SeptemberYear:2018

    This subject aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of the tree selection and tree identification principles. Students should be able to recognise trees commonly used in landscape horticulture and correctly write their botanical, common and family names and describe tree form and ...

  • Therapeutic LandscapesHORT90011

    Offered:JuneYear:2018

    In this subject you will study research, applications and practice of therapeutic landscapes across social, community, horticultural and education settings. The content includes methods and approaches used in therapeutic horticulture, horticultural therapy programs, planning, design and construct...

  • Urban Tree Growth and FunctionHORT90041

    Offered:FebruaryYear:2018

    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...

  • Green Infrastructure for Liveable CitiesHORT90039

    Offered:FebruaryYear:2018

    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...