BIOS 3029 Biotic interactions
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 301266
Coordinator Ben Moore Opens in new window
Description This subject will introduce the diversity of biotic interactions observed in nature, with an emphasis on their significant roles in maintaining ecosystem function and regulating biological diversity. Major themes will include the role of microbes in plant and animal health and nutrient acquisition via the soil and gastrointestinal microbiomes, the chemical ecology of interactions between plants, and herbivores and pollinators, and interactions between predators and prey. The consequences of biotic interactions for participants can vary from mutual benefit to benefit for one participant and harm for the other, however these outcomes can often change through time and space. Students will be guided to an understanding of how ecological circumstances determine the consequences of biotic interactions.
Discipline Ecology and Evolution
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Pre-requisite(s) BIOS 2008 AND
Equivalent Subjects BIOS 3012 Conservation Biology
Students will be expected to apply previous knowledge in mathematics, chemistry, and biology, and demonstrate critical thinking in written and oral formats.
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Open book Quizzes (4) on-line||1 h 10 short answer questions or 30 MCQs or an appropriate mixture of both (e.g. 10 MCQs and 6-7 short answers)||30||N||Individual|
|Practical Report||1,500 words||20||N||Individual|
|Final Exam||2 hours||30||N||Individual|