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|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Ecology and Biodiversity|
Dr Andy Fischer
|Available as student elective?||No|
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Weekly for 13 weeks, 2 h lectures, 2 h tutorials, 0 practicals, 5 day Field camp and field trips through out semester.
Coursework: 50% Examination: 50%. Coursework = tutorial reports 30%, field camp report 20%
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