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Examples of degree structures that a student could take with Ecology and Conservation Biology as their major

Below are presented four example suggested Unit combinations (‘streams’) that students with different interests might pursue:

1. Conservation Biology, 2. Evolutionary Ecology, 3. Ecology with Animal focus, 4. Ecology with Plant focus

  • Bold = core unit for major (+ compulsory SCI2010)
  • Standard text underlined = suggested unit for stream
  • Italics = optional unit for stream

1. Conservation Biology Stream

YearSemester 1Semester 2
1

BIO1011: Biology I

Choice of 3 other Level 1 units

BIO1022: Biology II
or
BIO1042: Environmental Biology

Choice of 3 other Level 1 units

2

BIO2011: Ecology and Biodiversity

BIO2060:Analytical Methods in Biology

BIO2231: Animal Diversity
BIO2181:Evolution of Plant Diversity

BIO2022: Evolutionary Ecology
BIO2040: Conservation Biology
SCI2010: Scientific Practice and Communication

BIO2242: Animal Structure and Function

3 BIO3111: Ecological Applications
BIO3011: Research Methods

BIO3990: Biology Research in Action Project#
BIO3021: Marine Biology
BIO3052: Animal Behaviour
BIO3091: Biology of Australian Vegetation

BIO3070: Trends in Ecology
BIO3082: Global Change Biology
BIO3132: Biology of Australian Vertebrates
BIO3820 (quota): Tropical Terrestrial Biology
BIO3990: Biology Research in Action Project#
GEN3062: Evolutionary & Ecological Genetics
#-Note that BIO3990 have a minimum academic performance prerequisite

 

2. Evolutionary Ecology Stream

YearSemester 1Semester 2
1

BIO1011: Biology I

Choice of 3 other Level 1 units

BIO1022: Biology II
or
BIO1042: Environmental Biology

Choice of 3 other Level 1 units

2

BIO2011: Ecology and Biodiversity

BIO2060:Analytical Methods in Biology
GEN2041: Foundations of Genetics

BIO2231: Animal Diversity
BIO2181:Evolution of Plant Diversity

BIO2022: Evolutionary Ecology
BIO2040: Conservation Biology
SCI2010: Scientific Practice and Communication

GEN2052: Genomics and Population Genetics

3

BIO3111: Ecological Applications
BIO3011: Research Methods

GEN3041: Genomics and its applications

BIO3990: Biology Research in Action Project #
BIO3052: Animal Behaviour
BIO3021: Marine Biology

BIO3070: Trends in Ecology

GEN3062: Evolutionary & Ecological Genetics

BIO3132: Biology of Australian Vertebrates
BIO3820 (quota): Tropical Terrestrial Biology
BIO3990: Biology Research in Action Project#
BIO3082: Global Change Biology

#-Note that BIO3990 has a minimum academic performance prerequisite

 

3. Ecology stream with animal focus

YearSemester 1Semester 2
1

BIO1011: Biology I

Choice of 3 other Level 1 units

BIO1022: Biology II
or
BIO1042: Environmental Biology

Choice of 3 other Level 1 units

2

BIO2011: Ecology and Biodiversity

BIO2060:Analytical Methods in Biology
BIO2231: Animal Diversity

BIO2181:Evolution of Plant Diversity

BIO2022: Evolutionary Ecology
BIO2040: Conservation Biology
SCI2010: Scientific Practice and Communication

BIO2242: Animal Structure and Function

3

BIO3111: Ecological Applications
BIO3011: Research Methods

BIO3052: Animal Behaviour

BIO3990: Biology Research in Action Project #
BIO3021: Marine Biology
BIO3091: Biology of Australian Vegetation

BIO3070: Trends in Ecology

BIO3132: Biology of Australian Vertebrates

BIO3820 (quota): Tropical Terrestrial Biology
BIO3990: Biology Research in Action Project #
GEN3062: Evolutionary & Ecological Genetics
BIO3082: Global Change Biology

#-Note that BIO3990 have a minimum academic performance prerequisite

 

4. Ecology stream with plant focus

YearSemester 1Semester 2
1

BIO1011: Biology I

Choice of 3 other Level 1 units

BIO1022: Biology II
or
BIO1042: Environmental Biology

Choice of 3 other Level 1 units

2

BIO2011: Ecology and Biodiversity

BIO2060:Analytical Methods in Biology
BIO2181:Evolution of Plant Diversity

BIO2231: Animal Diversity

BIO2022: Evolutionary Ecology
BIO2040: Conservation Biology
SCI2010: Scientific Practice and Communication

BIO2242: Animal Structure and Function

3

BIO3111: Ecological Applications
BIO3011: Research Methods

BIO3091: Biology of Australian Vegetation

BIO3990: Biology Research in Action Project #
BIO3021: Marine Biology
BIO3052: Animal Behaviour

BIO3070: Trends in Ecology

BIO3082: Global Change Biology

BIO3132: Biology of Australian Vertebrates
BIO3820 (quota): Tropical Terrestrial Biology
BIO3990: Biology Research in Action Project#
GEN3062: Evolutionary & Ecological Genetics

#-Note that BIO3990 have a minimum academic performance prerequisite

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