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201

BIOSCI 731

: Biogeography
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Examines the patterns of animal and plant distribution, and the processes that influence these patterns. Topics covered include equilibrium theory, island succession, vicariance and dispersal, insular speciation, and human migration and colonisation. A sound understanding of BIOSCI 395 or equivalent is assumed.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions
202

BIOSCI 731

: Biogeography
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Examines the patterns of animal and plant distribution, and the processes that influence these patterns. Topics covered include equilibrium theory, island succession, vicariance and dispersal, insular speciation, and human migration and colonisation. A sound understanding of BIOSCI 395 or equivalent is assumed.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions
203

BIOSCI 733

: Molecular Evolution and Conservation Genomics
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Using the molecular archive to address ecological and evolutionary questions. Provides a broad theoretical and practical basis for undertaking studies in fields ranging from conservation genetics/genomics and connectivity, and biosecurity and forensics, to phylogenetics and molecular evolution. Topics may include the neutral theory of molecular evolution, molecular identification of species, gene flow, selection at the molecular level, and inbreeding depression.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions
204

BIOSCI 733

: Molecular Evolution and Conservation Genomics
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Using the molecular archive to address ecological and evolutionary questions. Provides a broad theoretical and practical basis for undertaking studies in fields ranging from conservation genetics/genomics and connectivity, and biosecurity and forensics, to phylogenetics and molecular evolution. Topics may include the neutral theory of molecular evolution, molecular identification of species, gene flow, selection at the molecular level, and inbreeding depression.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions
205

BIOSCI 733

: Molecular Ecology and Evolution
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Interpreting the molecular archive by reconstructing the branching history of inheritance and its relationship to genetic diversity within and between species. Topics may include the neutral theory of molecular evolution, rates of molecular evolution, molecular systematics, genome change and speciation, molecular identification of species, gene flow and population structure, selection at the molecular level, inbreeding depression and mutational load, and the use of molecular markers for estimation of kinship and the description of mating systems. A sound understanding of BIOSCI 322 or equivalent is assumed.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions
206

BIOSCI 734

: Terrestrial Plant Ecology
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Plants form the autotrophic basis of terrestrial food chains and their distribution, diversity and abundance is a critical determinant of ecosystem functioning. Topics covered include both plant population ecology – including population growth and structure, seed and seedling dynamics, and life history strategies – and community ecology – including vegetation structure, dynamics, and species interactions. Methods to survey, analyse, and model plant populations and communities will also be discussed.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions
207

BIOSCI 734

: Terrestrial Plant Ecology
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Plants form the autotrophic basis of terrestrial food chains and their distribution, diversity and abundance is a critical determinant of ecosystem functioning. Topics covered include both plant population ecology – including population growth and structure, seed and seedling dynamics, and life history strategies – and community ecology – including vegetation structure, dynamics, and species interactions. Methods to survey, analyse, and model plant populations and communities will also be discussed.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions
208

BIOSCI 734

: Terrestrial Plant Ecology
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Plants form the autotrophic basis of terrestrial food chains and their distribution, diversity and abundance is a critical determinant of ecosystem functioning. Topics covered include both plant population ecology – including population growth and structure, seed and seedling dynamics, and life history strategies – and community ecology – including vegetation structure, dynamics, and species interactions. Methods to survey, analyse, and model plant populations and communities will also be discussed.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions
209

BIOSCI 734

: Terrestrial Plant Ecology
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Plants form the autotrophic basis of terrestrial food chains and their distribution, diversity and abundance is a critical determinant of ecosystem functioning. Topics covered include both plant population ecology – including population growth and structure, seed and seedling dynamics, and life history strategies – and community ecology – including vegetation structure, dynamics, and species interactions. Methods to survey, analyse, and model plant populations and communities will also be discussed. A sound understanding of BIOSCI 396 or equivalent is assumed.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions
210

BIOSCI 735

: Advanced Behavioural Ecology
2023 Semester One (1233)
Focuses on organisms interacting in natural environments. Both the mechanistic underpinnings of behaviour and the fitness consequences of such behavioural traits will be examined. Behavioural ecology is not limited to questions of behaviour, but draws in issues of energetics and physiology as these factors are often used as proxies for fitness traits such as differences in survival and reproduction. A sound understanding of BIOSCI 337 or equivalent is assumed.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions
211

BIOSCI 735

: Advanced Behavioural Ecology
2022 Semester One (1223)
Focuses on organisms interacting in natural environments. Both the mechanistic underpinnings of behaviour and the fitness consequences of such behavioural traits will be examined. Behavioural ecology is not limited to questions of behaviour, but draws in issues of energetics and physiology as these factors are often used as proxies for fitness traits such as differences in survival and reproduction. A sound understanding of BIOSCI 337 or equivalent is assumed.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions
212

BIOSCI 735

: Advanced Behavioural Ecology
2021 Semester One (1213)
Focuses on organisms interacting in natural environments. Both the mechanistic underpinnings of behaviour and the fitness consequences of such behavioural traits will be examined. Behavioural ecology is not limited to questions of behaviour, but draws in issues of energetics and physiology as these factors are often used as proxies for fitness traits such as differences in survival and reproduction. A sound understanding of BIOSCI 337 or equivalent is assumed.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions
213

BIOSCI 735

: Advanced Behavioural Ecology
2020 Semester One (1203)
Focuses on organisms interacting in natural environments. Both the mechanistic underpinnings of behaviour and the fitness consequences of such behavioural traits will be examined. Behavioural ecology is not limited to questions of behaviour, but draws in issues of energetics and physiology as these factors are often used as proxies for fitness traits such as differences in survival and reproduction. A sound understanding of BIOSCI 337 or equivalent is assumed.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions
214

BIOSCI 736

: Microbial Genomics and Metabolism
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Cross-disciplinary issues involved in the understanding of microbial genome structure, gene regulation and metabolism. Includes: the genetic basis of microbial interactions and horizontal gene transfer, the effect of stress and mutation on microbial and viral evolution and modern approaches used to link gene sequence to biological function and phenotypes.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions
215

BIOSCI 736

: Microbial Genomics and Metabolism
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Cross-disciplinary issues involved in the understanding of microbial genome structure, gene regulation and metabolism. Includes: the genetic basis of microbial interactions and horizontal gene transfer, the effect of stress and mutation on microbial and viral evolution and modern approaches used to link gene sequence to biological function and phenotypes.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions
216

BIOSCI 736

: Microbial Genomics and Metabolism
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Cross-disciplinary issues involved in the understanding of microbial genome structure, gene regulation and metabolism. Includes: the genetic basis of microbial interactions and horizontal gene transfer, the effect of stress and mutation on microbial and viral evolution and modern approaches used to link gene sequence to biological function and phenotypes.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions
217

BIOSCI 736

: Microbial Genomics and Metabolism
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Cross-disciplinary issues involved in the understanding of microbial genome structure, gene regulation and metabolism. Includes: the genetic basis of microbial interactions and horizontal gene transfer, the effect of stress and mutation on microbial and viral evolution and modern approaches used to link gene sequence to biological function and phenotypes.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions
218

BIOSCI 737

: High Resolution Imaging of Biological Molecules
2023 Semester One (1233)
X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy are two of the principal techniques used by biologists to determine molecular structure. The theory and practice of X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy, including a laboratory component where 3D structure are determined from experimental data, are addressed. Accessible to students with a variety of backgrounds, including Biology, Bioengineering, Chemistry and Physics. This course complements CHEM 738 and BIOSCI 757.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions
219

BIOSCI 737

: High Resolution Imaging of Biological Molecules
2022 Semester One (1223)
X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy are two of the principal techniques used by biologists to determine molecular structure. The theory and practice of X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy, including a laboratory component where 3D structure are determined from experimental data, are addressed. Accessible to students with a variety of backgrounds, including Biology, Bioengineering, Chemistry and Physics. This course complements CHEM 738 and BIOSCI 757.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions
220

BIOSCI 737

: High Resolution Imaging of Biological Molecules
2021 Semester One (1213)
X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy are two of the principal techniques used by biologists to determine molecular structure. The theory and practice of X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy, including a laboratory component where 3D structure are determined from experimental data, are addressed. Accessible to students with a variety of backgrounds, including Biology, Bioengineering, Chemistry and Physics. This course complements CHEM 738 and BIOSCI 757.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions
221

BIOSCI 738

: Advanced Biological Data Analysis
2023 Semester One (1233)
Building on a strong foundation in quantitative biology, fundamental statistical methods and basic R programming, students will learn an array of advanced biostatistical methods for data analysis. Topics covered include: data wrangling, methods for the analysis of designed experiments, regression analysis, including mixed effect models, and the analysis of multivariate data, including advanced supervised and unsupervised learning techniques. Requires students to apply their knowledge across a myriad of complex biological datasets.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions
222

BIOSCI 738

: Advanced Biological Data Analysis
2022 Semester One (1223)
Building on a strong foundation in quantitative biology, fundamental statistical methods and basic R programming, students will learn an array of advanced biostatistical methods for data analysis. Topics covered include: data wrangling, methods for the analysis of designed experiments, regression analysis, including mixed effect models, and the analysis of multivariate data, including advanced supervised and unsupervised learning techniques. Requires students to apply their knowledge across a myriad of complex biological datasets.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions
223

BIOSCI 738

: Advanced Biological Data Analysis
2021 Semester One (1213)
Design and analysis of experiments for both field and bench scientists. Methods for the analysis of designed experiments, including analysis of variance with fixed, random and mixed effects; also, regression analysis and analysis of covariance. Methods for the analysis of multivariate datasets such as cluster analysis, principal components analysis, multidimensional scaling, and randomisation methods. There will be a practical component to this course involving the use of appropriate statistical software.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions
224

BIOSCI 738

: Advanced Biological Data Analysis
2020 Semester One (1203)
Design and analysis of experiments for both field and bench scientists. Methods for the analysis of designed experiments, including analysis of variance with fixed, random and mixed effects; also, regression analysis and analysis of covariance. Methods for the analysis of multivariate datasets such as cluster analysis, principal components analysis, multidimensional scaling, and randomisation methods. There will be a practical component to this course involving the use of appropriate statistical software.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: 15 points from BIOSCI 209, STATS 201, 207, 208, or equivalent
225

BIOSCI 739

: Dialogues in Biology
2023 Semester One (1233)
Social, ethical and other philosophical issues in the life sciences will be debated and explored. Topics may include: animal and environmental ethics, conservation and biodiversity, the history and philosophy of science, ethical and commercial issues underpinning science, scientific publishing and advocacy, medical and agricultural biotechnology.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions