Courses & Units

Ecosystem Assessment for Policy Design JFA307

Launceston

Introduction

Being a multidisciplinary unit, this unit brings together the subject material of a number of disciplines to help design policy. In order to manage marine ecosystems sustainably, including decisions to use or conserve these ecosystems, an understanding of the primary tools used to assess and evaluate ecosystems and their contribution to human wellbeing is essential.  This unit gives you an overview and use of ecosystem based management and other decision support tools that can be used to assist with the integration of numerous disparate datasets for making sustainable decisions.  This unit will cover the rapid assessment techniques through to whole-of-system modelling and will equip students with the skills needed to conserve and manage of coastal and marine resources and biodiversity.

Summary

Unit name Ecosystem Assessment for Policy Design
Unit code JFA307
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School IMAS
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Centre for Ecology and Biodiversity
Coordinator

Dr Andy Fischer

Teaching staff

Dr Andy Fischer and Mrs Sarah Fischer

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* 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

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Requisites

Prerequisites

  • JFA240

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Weekly for 13 weeks, 2 h lectures, 2 h tutorials, field trips throughout semester

Assessment

Coursework: 100%, made up of literature review 40% and semester long group project 60%

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Textbooks

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