This topic provides an overview of plant and algal diversity. The evolution and diversification of major plant groups, their morphology and reproductive biology, including modes of pollination and seed dispersal will be considered. The diversity of interactions involving plants including plant-animal interactions such as plant-herbivore and plant-pollinator interactions will also be considered as will features of the Australian flora in particular, including some important plant groups and communities. Algal diversity will also be examined, including the structure, classification, ecology and human uses of the major groups of algae.
This topic aims to provide students with: