Courses & Units

Biodiversity Conservation KPZ308

Hobart

Introduction

This unit will provide you with a strong grounding in the application of biological principles and ecological science to the problems of conserving the diversity of animals and plants in ecosystems undergoing rapid change.  You will gain an understanding of: current threats to biodiversity; tools and strategies to prevent declines and extinctions of species in the wild and maintain functioning ecosystems; current trends and controversies in biodiversity conservation; impacts of global climate change; restoration of species and ecological processes to degraded landscapes. Practical work will give you experience of landscape change due to fire, use of models in management of threatened species, control of impacts of invasive species, and management of island ecosystems.  Assignments will develop your abilities in critical writing, public speaking, use of computer simulations, and field biology.

Summary

Unit name Biodiversity Conservation
Unit code KPZ308
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Biological Sciences
Discipline Plant Science|Zoology
Coordinator

Prof Chris Johnson

Teaching staff

Assoc Prof Menna Jones, Prof Barry Brook, Prof David Bowman

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,512.00 050999

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

KZA211 and KZA212

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KZA360

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 hr lecture and 3 hr practical each week

Assessment

Critical analysis (15%), management recommendation (15%),report and field notes (15%), poster defence (15%), exam (40%)

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Textbooks

RequiredNone
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