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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Kale Sniderman


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.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Kale Sniderman

Contact hours

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

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Geography and environmental science (ARTS)


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