Techniques in Field Biology (NSCI5740)

15 (0.125 EFTS)
To provide an introduction to a range of techniques used in field biology for the scientific identification and sampling of animals and plants.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
Topics include: 

- Introduction to sampling concepts - collection of biological data, transects, point sampling, quadrats.
- Sampling of selected taxa (plants, invertebrate and vertebrate) - identification techniques, use of keys, vegetation sampling techniques, coat/plumage and vocal identification of mammals and birds,
inter-tidal zone sampling, insect sampling techniques (pit fall traps, sticky traps, light traps), capture/restraint and measurement of birds and small mammals
(mist nets, tracking tunnels, pest trapping), physical restraint and removal from nets /traps, moult scouring, identification /marking systems, banding in birds, health assessment,
remote monitoring (VHF telemetry, satellite telemetry, global positioning systems).
- Safety in the field.
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

Class: 1755

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
2 Mar 18 - 13 Apr 18 LectureFriday10:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-2009)
PracticalFriday13:00 - 15:00 Mt Albert (115-2009)
4 May 18 - 8 Jun 18 LectureFriday10:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-2009)
PracticalFriday13:00 - 15:00 Mt Albert (115-2009)
Note: This course is offered as part of Bachelor of Applied Science (Animal Management and Welfare), Bachelor of Applied Science (Biodiversity Management).

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