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Biogeography - the Status of Australian Biota (6 points)


Leader: Nick Porch

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: A study of the factors and processes which have contributed towards the origins, nature and distribution of Australian Biota. Particular problems of land use and conservation. The practical side of the unit provides familiarity with Australian vegetation and its analysis.

Assessment: Written (1500 words): 30% + Examination (2 hours): 40% + practical work/fieldwork (1000 words): 30%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week on average (two lectures per week plus one 2-hour practical in alternate weeks)

Prerequisites: A first-year sequence in geography, earth sciences or biology or permission

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