University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

ENV BIOL 3560 - Evolution of Australian Biota III

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 12 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: ENV BIOL 2501
Assumed Knowledge: ENV BIOL 2500 and ENV BIOL 2503, ENV BIOL 3535
Incompatible: ENV BIOL 3230 or ENV BIOL 3122, ENV BIOL 3123, ENV BIOL 3550
Assessment: Mid-term and final in-term tests and essays
Syllabus:

This course aims to provide advanced theoretical understanding of modern advances in techniques for systematics, evolution and the fossil record and the application of these to the study of the evolution and conservation of biodiversity. Students will investigate a range of key topics in evolutionary biology and apply critical thinking by assessing current literature in the area. Topics will include: past climates and habitats and how they have shaped the present day Australian biota; evolutionary trees; morphological and molecular systematics, ancient DNA; molecular clocks; biogeography; extinction; and computational challenges for processing and interpreting large-scale genomic data in phylogeography. Several themes will be explored in detail throughout the course; in particular, adaptations displayed by native animals and plants to arid, nutrient-stressed, aquatic and/or marine environments.

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Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21836 LE01 100 40 26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 9am - 10am Benham, G10, Benham Lecture Theatre
26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 10am - 11am Benham, G10, Benham Lecture Theatre
29 Jul - 16 Sep Friday 11am - 12pm Benham, G10, Benham Lecture Theatre
29 Jul - 16 Sep Friday 12pm - 1pm Benham, G10, Benham Lecture Theatre
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 9am - 10am Benham, G10, Benham Lecture Theatre
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 10am - 11am Benham, G10, Benham Lecture Theatre
7 Oct - 28 Oct Friday 11am - 12pm Benham, G10, Benham Lecture Theatre
7 Oct - 28 Oct Friday 12pm - 1pm Benham, G10, Benham Lecture Theatre