Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Science

School

Biological Sciences School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

3 Lecture hours, 3 Practical or Laboratory hours

Incompatible

ZOOL3005

Prerequisite

BIOL2204 (from 2018)

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Report, mid-semester exam and final exam.

Course coordinator

Professor Craig Franklin

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

This course will examine modern approaches in animal ecophysiology, detailing examples from both the laboratory and field, and highlighting the integration of molecular, physiological and ecological techniques. In particular, it will focus on how animals have evolved strategies to overcome the physiological challenges associated with changing and/or extreme environmental conditions. It will pay special attention to the Australian fauna & habitats, including case studies on: freshwater fish and turtles, euryhaline sharks, desert frogs, crocodiles, birds and insects. Students will be introduced to the emerging and exciting field of "Conservation Physiology" that attempts to demonstrate cause and effect of human-induced environmental disturbance on organisms.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile