Courses & Units

Conserving Nature in Landscapes KGA332

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Introduction

The conservation of nature needs to occur at the landscape scale as well as within protected areas. Landscapes can be wilderness areas, rural areas with highly varied land use or urban areas. Whatever their type - there are landscape processes, both natural and cultural, that need to be managed to ensure conservation. A large number of organisations, such as Natural Resource Management Boards, have conservation at a landscape scale as a major mission. You will learn about the roles of connectivity and fragmentation in influencing biotic patterns, landscape and political processes relevant to the conservation of rare or threatened, species, communities and landforms, and the ways in which landscapes can be planned and managed to benefit the conservation of nature. If you are interested in working with people to conserve nature at a broad scale, you will enhance your knowledge by undertaking this unit.

Summary

Unit name Conserving Nature in Landscapes
Unit code KGA332
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
Discipline Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Dave Kendal
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate conservation actions and their trade-offs with multiple use objectives for managing landscapes to achieve biodiversity outcomes
  • Analyse the basis for conservation action, the policy frameworks within which these actions occur, and stakeholder/community support for these actions
  • Argue for funding conservation actions in place, with the community, in accordance with regulatory frameworks
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,922.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

KGA204 OR KGA205 OR KGA223 OR KGA213 OR KPA214 OR KPZ211 OR KEA208

Mutual Exclusions

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

KGA508 Ecosystem Conservation|KGA516 Ecosystem Conservation

Teaching

AssessmentQuiz (30%)|Grant Group Presentation (15%)|Landscape conservation report (35%)|Individual grant application (20%)
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Textbooks

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