This interdisciplinary unit is part of the Geography and Environment (KGA) major. It is also available as an elective. It is suitable for students with backgrounds including (but not limited to) Science, English, Government, History, Law, Management, Psychology and/or Sociology. Please consult the unit coordinator in the Discipline of Geography and Spatial Sciences for information. Note that the unit is given over eight days of classes, including three days of fieldwork, in early January (3-10 inclusive) 2019. There will be a field camp for three days after a day of lectures and practicals at Hobart. There will then be four days of classes in Hobart.
A unit essential for those working towards a career managing natural environments and people in protected areas. For those with other vocational interests, the unit is a way to learn about natural ecosystems and the principles of conservation management. Fire, weed, feral and people management require the biophysical knowledge that this unit provides. They also require an understanding of planning, administrative and management systems, all of which can facilitate or impede the achievement of conservation outcomes. We develop this broad understanding of factors relevant to the conservation management of ecosystems and species in protected areas, and train students in the formulation of natural environment management plans. The plans we produce are usually used by the protected area managers. Field work is used to familiarise students with the management problems of a particular protected area and to collect data relevant to the formulation of the management plan.
|Unit name||Fire, Weeds and Ferals: Conserving Nature in Protected Areas|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning and Spatial Sciences
|Discipline||Geography and Spatial Sciences|
Prof JB Kirkpatrick
Dr M McHenry
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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25% Level 200 KGA or 25% Level 200 in any science or management discipline with Degree Coordinator approval on Unit Coordinator recommendation.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
- KGE513-813 KGA516
Five days of lectures (26 hrs), tutorials (3 hrs) and laboratory work (11 hrs) and three days of field work.
2-hr exam (25%), field test (25%), 1500-word field based management plan (50%)
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