The UNSW Plant Ecology (BIOS3061) course involves student-led discussions where you'll debate a range of current controversies spanning areas that range from plant-animal interactions to seedling ecology. We incorporate evolutionary, population and community approaches and include examples from Australia and around the world. This course will not just teach you about plants, but will also teach you how to access, understand and critically evaluate the scientific literature.
The course includes a compulsory five-day field excursion (to Kioloa, on the NSW South Coast), where students lead field-based plant ecology research projects.
Major topics covered include:
Undergraduate - Third year
Students will need 48 Units of Credit (UoC) and a basic understanding of ecology and botany to be able to keep up with the concepts and understand course literature.
Environmental careers are often multidisciplinary and can integrate into many fields such as physical, biological and information sciences. Professionals not only study the environment and human impact, but they also explore solutions like renewable energy, natural resource management and sustainable development.
"Plant Ecology was by far one of my favourite courses – Angela and Stephen fostered a fun and thoughtful environment where students could consider and challenge exciting questions and concepts in ecology."
- Jessica Schembri, UNSW Bachelor of Science graduate.