Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Science

School

Biological Sciences School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

3 Lecture hours, 1 Contact hour

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Presentation, Report, Examination

Course coordinator

Dr Nigel Beebe

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

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

Anthropogenic climate change presents a wide range of impacts and challenges for both the planet and the organisms that exist upon it. Drawing on a cross-section of fields from within the biological sciences, this course moves from our understanding, through paleontological evidence, of prehistoric climate change and its effects on our biota to current anthropogenic climate change and its potential consequences for individual organisms with regard to physiology, behaviour, population dynamics, and community effects. Students will also explore the challenges and uncertainties climate change present to scientists in terms of its potential impacts on terrestrial and marine species' distributions including infectious pathogens and their arthropod vectors.

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 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile