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2014 KPA375 Field Botany

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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OFFERINGS

Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
KPA375 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Summer H On Campus 01-JAN-2014 13-JAN-2014 03-FEB-2014 23-FEB-2014

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2014 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2014 will be available from the 1st October 2013.

This unit can be taken in other courses
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DESCRIPTION

Field Botany is an iconic part of the University of Tasmania's undergraduate offerings, remembered fondly by students for the past 30 years. In this unit, you will experience the major natural vegetation communities in Tasmania & the key processes shaping them. You will be introduced to the diversity of plants found in environments from near sea level moorlands to exposed alpine heaths, from rich basalt soil to ancient, weathered quartzite, and from sites ravaged by clear felling and burning to ancient cool, temperate rainforest.

The first five days of the course are based in the spectacular Mt Field & Southwest National Parks, including a quite strenuous walk along the Tarn Shelf, over Newdegate Pass & back along the Rodway Range. Students that are not physically fit must seek the advice of the unit coordinator.

The second part of the course introduces demographic techniques, conservation strategies & practice, & examines applied ecological practice in forestry harvesting methods in wet sclerophyll forest in the long-term ecological monitoring site at Warra, in day excursions from the Sandy Bay campus.

Assessment is by: a field test (50%) on the last day of the course, assessing plant identification ability & an understanding of the ecological processes shaping the vegetation; one 1500 word report based on data collected in the field (20%) and a wiki entry on a negotiated topic (20%); & a group plant collection (10%).

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: internal assessment by field test, reports and group plant collection

TEACHING PATTERN: 10-14 & 17-19 Feb, 2014; informal lectures through unit and 8 days of field work

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
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INTERNATIONALISATION
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.

REQUISITE INFO
Prereq KPA214 and KPA215, or KPA210

TEXTS
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Summer)

STAFF: Prof JB Reid, Dr RJE Wiltshire (Coordinator), Mr PJ Dalton

FEES
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KEY

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Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

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