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ENV4300 - Environmental design and data analysis for biologists

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Science

Leader(s): To be advised

Offered

Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)

Synopsis

Designed to provide environmental science students with the quantitative skills necessary for designing biological sampling programs and experiments. Taught as an intensive 2-week block in the mid-year break (July). Morning sessions will comprise lecture and discussion material. Afternoon sessions will be practicals based on computer-analysis of real data sets using the latest software. Topics covered include linear models, decision criteria, sampling design, experimental design and power analysis, ordination and classification.

Assessment

Theory and practical examination (3 hours): 80%
Assignment (1500 words): 20%

Prerequisites

STA1010 or STA2010 or SCI1020 or BIO3011 or permission

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