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as of 6/20/2019

AUSTRALIA'S BIODIVERSITY IN A CHANGING ENVRMNT
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Australia - University of Sydney - 'Australian Universities'
UC Course SubjectBiological Sciences
Australian Studies
Number & Suffix: 133
Full UC Title: AUSTRALIA'S BIODIVERSITY IN A CHANGING ENVRMNT 
Transcript Title: AUSTR BIODIVERSITY 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: The first half of this course examines the diversity of terrestrial vertebrates in Australia and how they have adapted anatomically, physiologically, and behaviorally to the various challenges of Australia's diverse environments. The second half explores how these vertebrate species are being impacted by the changing environment with special reference to the impact of invasive animals, the development of transportation infrastructure, urbanization, mining, climate change, emerging infectious diseases, and globalization. A strong emphasis is placed on the health concept of the interrelatedness of biodiversity to ecosystem, domestic animal, and human health. This course demonstrates how traditional and new approaches are being applied to mitigate and reverse these impacts. Students relate the anatomical features of representative Australian vertebrates to the animals' physiological and environmental adaptations. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: AUSTRALIA'S BIODIVERSITY IN A CHANGING ENVRMNT 
Partner University Department: Animal Science 
Partner University Course Number: ANSC2005