BIO3132 Biology of Australian Vertebrates Schedule 2021

Week

Date starting

Lecture

Practical

1

26 Jul

1

Intro and Biogeographic history

AP

Introduction, papers for oral assign

AP

2

Adaptations to a hot, dry continent

AP

2

2 Aug

3

Diversity of Australian Birds I

BI

Online animal ethics training

 

6

Diversity of Australian Birds II

BI

 

3

9 Aug

5

Diversity of Australian Mammals I

BI

Field trip: captive breeding at Moonlit Sanctuary

ND

6

Diversity of Australian Mammals II

BI

4

16 Aug

7

Diversity of Australian reptiles and amphibians I

DC

Ethical wildlife monitoring - trapping birds

AP/ND

8

Diversity of Australian reptiles and amphibians II

DC

5

23 Aug

9

Diversity of freshwater fish I

BW

Ethical wildlife monitoring - mammals

BI/ND

10

Diversity of freshwater fish II

BW

6

30 Aug

11

eDNA - wildlife monitoring

RT

Work on your animal ethics application

 

12

introduced vertebrates

ND

 

7

6 Sep

13

Reproduction: offspring care

ND

Cane Toads

ND

14

Reproduction: life history strategies & constraints

ND

8

13 Sep

15

Reproduction: finding and choosing a mate

ND

Preparations & feedback oral presentation

AP

16

Australian fossil fauna

AE

9

20 Sep

17

Hopping

AE

Oral presentations

AP/AE

18

Feeding in mammals

AE

10

4 Oct

19

Climate Change

NT

Environmental consultant survey

DC

20

Where song began/songsters

NT

11

11 Oct

21

The cooperative continent

AP

Work on your survey report

 

22

Changes in latitude, changes in attitude

AP

 

12

18 Oct

23

Are Australian vertebrates adapted for fire?

AP

Wrap up and exam preparation

AP

24

The Great Dingo Controversy

AP