Prerequisites BIOL101 Biodiversity Teaching Organisation 6 hours per week for twelve weeks or equivalent.
This unit introduces students to the basic principles of ecology. Ecology examines the biotic and abiotic interactions that shape the distribution and abundance of living organisms. It is a central science among the environmental sciences. Students will develop an understanding of the physical, chemical, climatic and biological determinants of species distributions and population growth and species diversity. Practical skills will be gained in the design and implementation of ecological field experiments.