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Conservation Biology JFA205


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.


Unit name Conservation Biology
Unit code JFA205
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Ecology and Biodiversity

Dr Andrew Fischer

Teaching staff

Dr Andrew Fischer and Dr Jeff Wright.

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


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Teaching Pattern

Weekly for 13 weeks, 2 h lectures, 2 h tutorials, 0 practicals, 5 day Field camp (before start of Semester 1), field trips through out semester.


Coursework: 50% Examination: 50%

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