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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Plant Food ProductsFOOD90035

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The food we eat plays a significant role in human well-being in order to keep pace with a fast-moving society. Cooking from raw materials on a daily basis at the household level in order to meet the human dietary requirements of nutritious and healthy food is far from reality; for this reason the...

  • Food MicrobiologyFOOD90023

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The aim of this subject is to provide students with an understanding of Food Microbiology. The content includes: Overview of important microorganisms in foodsMicrobial metabolismNature of microbial growth in foodAction of microorganisms on food componentsPredictive microbiologyMicroorganisms of ...

  • Current Issues in Dairy ScienceFOOD90012

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to the current status of knowledge and the latest research concepts and directions in dairy production and milk processing through advances in the areas of genetics of Bos taurus and related species, cow reproduction and nutrition, dairy chemistry and microbiology...

  • MFPI Internship Part 1FOOD90037

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is designed to provide current insight and exposure into key issues, challenges and logistical matters that face the food industry in the area of innovation and improvement design. Innovation may be, but is not limited to, new product development, marketing, consumer insights, resear...

  • Sustainable Food: Policy and PracticeFOOD90033

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject critically examines the policies, practices and challenges of creating more environmentally sustainable systems of food production, distribution and consumption. The resource dependence and environmental issues associated with existing food systems will be reviewed, including climate...

  • 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...

  • 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...