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Introduction

The conservation of nature needs to occur at the landscape scale, as well as within protected areas, and involve landowners and the community. 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, and Land Conservancies 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, ecosystems and landforms, and the ways in which landscapes can be planned and managed with landholders and the community 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 2020

Unit name Conserving Nature in Landscapes
Unit code KGA332
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning and Spatial Sciences
Discipline Geography and Spatial Sciences
Coordinator

Dave Kendal

Teaching staff

Rebecca Harris

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

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 credit points at intermediate level

Mutual Exclusions

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

KGA378

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1-hr online lecture and 1-hr in class lecture weekly, weekly 1hr tutorial and 2 field trips

Assessment

Online quizzes (40%), conservation report (30%), grant proposal (30%)

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