Biology Online Module Handbook

BL3323 Terrestrial Zoology

(BL3323 online module handbook version 14)

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This module covers the biology of land animals, including their early evolution, their strategies to cope with unusual terrestrial habitats (extremes of hot, arid and cold, urban life, island life, etc, including climate change effects), and their special problems with reproduction and locomotion. It then looks at insights gained from modern techniques, including molecular, bioinformatics and bar-coding approaches, bio-logging and tracking, and developmental adaptations. It concludes with special topics on particular animals or groups that have improved our understanding of terrestrial peculiarities, whether behavioural, sensory, physiological, mechanical, metabolic or ecological; and of threats to terrestrial diversity for certain groups.*

Credits: 20*

Semester: 1

Module Organiser
Prof Christian Rutz
cr68@st-andrews.ac.uk
01334 463340
Pre-requisite Modules:
Before taking this module you must pass BL2310 and ( pass BL2304 or pass BL2308 )*
Anti-requisite Modules:
*
Post-requisite Modules:
*
Additional Module Information:
Please check MMS regularly for additional module information


Biology Teaching Office:
The Biology Hive, New Technology Centre, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SR

Email: bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk      Tel: 01334  463602

BL3323: Timetable

No details are currently available for BL3323 Timetable

Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

BL3323: Assessment

3-hour Written Examination = 66%, Coursework = 34%*

Assessment:
Morphometrics
Due by:
02/11/2018 10:00
Feedback due by:
23/11/2018 10:00
Type:
Turnitin
Weight:
1%
Assessment:
Barcoding
Due by:
23/11/2018 10:00
Feedback due by:
14/12/2018 10:00
Type:
Turnitin
Weight:
1%

(MMS assessment data cached: 20 September 2018 22:20:12.)


The following related information applies to all Biology modules:

School of Biology Marking Criteria: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
Late submission of continuous assessment work:

All late submissions of coursework that do not require electronic submission should be made via the late submissions box in the Biomolecular Science Building (beside the Teaching Office)
Exam details: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
Exam timetable: see http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/students/academic/examinations/examtimetablescurrent/
Expected attendance: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook for detailed attendance requirements.
Good Academic Practice & Avoiding Academic Misconduct: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
University Student Handbook: University Student Handbook
School and University regulations in the School and University Undergraduate Handbook relating to absence reporting, penalties and rules for late submission of work, extensions for coursework, return of coursework, S-coding, good academic practice and Academic Alerts.: School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook University Student Handbook
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

Who to ask

(Information in this section applies to all Biology Modules)

Questions about different aspects of the module should be directed to different people:

Questions about Contact
General teaching matters Biology Teaching Office ( bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk )
Rescheduled or cancelled events Check your University email
Lecture or practical content The lecturer who presented the material
Completing assessed practical assignments The lecturer who set the assignment
Completing assessments Module Organiser (Prof Christian Rutz cr68@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on continuous assessment The Demonstrator or Module Organiser (Prof Christian Rutz cr68@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on exams Module Organiser (Prof Christian Rutz cr68@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Rearranging practical days Grant Brown
Absence and/or extensions Module Organiser (Prof Christian Rutz cr68@st-andrews.ac.uk) and the Biology Teaching Office ( bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk )

Difficulties with academic progress which impact more than one module:

Year Coordinator

See School of Biology Undergraduate student handbook for list: http://biology.st-andrews.ac.uk/documents/UndergraduateHandbook.pdf

Overall performance, progress or future directions:

Advisor of Studies

Disability:

Disability Coordinator (Dr Jacqueline Nairn jn37@st-andrews.ac.uk)

Biology Teaching Office:

The Biology Hive, New Technology Centre, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SR

Email: bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk

Tel: 01334 463602

BL3323: Contributing Staff

Prof Christian Rutz

Prof Christian Rutz
(Module Organiser)

Professor of Biologycr68@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Nathan BaileyDr Nathan BaileyReadernwb3@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Marcus BischoffDr Marcus BischoffLecturermb273@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Grant BrownDr Grant BrownLead Demonstratorgrb31@st-andrews.ac.uk
Prof Will CresswellProf Will CresswellProfessor of Biologywrlc@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Verena Dietrich-BischoffDr Verena Dietrich-BischoffTeaching Fellowvdb@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Dave FerrierDr Dave FerrierReader in Biology and Deputy Director of the Scottish Oceans Institutedekf@st-andrews.ac.uk
Prof Andy GardnerProf Andy GardnerReaderag243@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Lauren GuilletteDr Lauren GuilletteHonorary Research Fellowlmg4@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Bill HeitlerDr Bill HeitlerReaderwjh@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Gerald PrescottSenior Lecturergrp2@st-andrews.ac.uk
Prof Mike RitchieProf Mike RitchieProfessormgr@st-andrews.ac.uk
Prof Christian RutzProf Christian Rutz
(Module Organiser)
Professor of Biologycr68@st-andrews.ac.uk
Prof Graeme RuxtonProf Graeme RuxtonProfessorgr41@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr David ShukerDr David ShukerSenior Lecturer in Behavioural Ecologydms14@st-andrews.ac.uk
Prof Pat WillmerProf Pat WillmerEmeritus Professorpgw@st-andrews.ac.uk
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

BL3323: Learning Outcomes

No details are currently available for Learning Outcomes

Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

BL3323: Acquired Skills

No details are currently available for Acquired Skills

Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

Policies

(Information in this section applies to all Biology Modules)