Courses & Units

Conservation Biology JFA511

Introduction

This unit provides an overview of concepts and methods for conservation biology including the conceptual foundations of conservation biology, solving conservation biology problems and statistical methods for measuring biodiversity. The syllabus includes definitions of biodiversity, threats to biodiversity, and the frameworks and measurement methods used for biodiversity analysis and protection. Students learn to utilise various methods, to recommend appropriate indicators/surrogates of biodiversity and to evaluate the tools, strategies and mechanisms used to address marine and coastal biodiversity issues.

Summary

Unit name Conservation Biology
Unit code JFA511
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Ecology and Biodiversity
Coordinator

Dr Andy Fischer

Teaching staff

Dr Andy Fischer and Dr Jeff Wright.

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
2 010907

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Weekly for 13 weeks, 2 h lectures, 2 h tutorials, 0 practicals, 5 day Field camp and field trips through out semester.

Assessment

Coursework: 50% Examination: 50%. Coursework = tutorial reports 30%, field camp report 20%

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Textbooks

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